How to Blend Oil Pastels?

Answer Oil pastels offer a unique medium for your artwork, however the perfect orange for your sunset may not be in the box.

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How to Blend Pastels With the Finger?

Artists have worked with pastels since the 1400s. Pastels are portable and brilliantly colored and allow the artist a good deal of flexibility in terms of shading and layering the colors. Blending ... Read More »

How to Use Pastels?

Pastels are pigments mixed with a binder. Traditionally chalk was used as a binder, but today other materials are also used. Pastels allow you to layer and blend vibrant colors to create a soft loo... Read More »

Who invented oil pastels?

Oil pastels were invented in 1921 by Kanae Yamamoto, a Japanese artist working for the Sakura Crayon Company. These pastels, known as Cray-Pas, were designed for children. Henri Sennelier invented ... Read More »

Art Lessons in Pastels?

Pastels are an art medium in the form of a stick of pigment with a neutral binder. Pastels produce a soft, colorful tone and can be taught to students of all ages. Depending on the age and skill le... Read More »