This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

At its essence, a sketchbook page should provide insight into a student’s ideas and intentions, as well as revealing the influence of other artists. This A Level Art sketchbook page is beautiful in its simplicity: devoid of all superfluous decoration, it shows a dedicated and committed student learning a technique from an artist and then carefully applying this to original artwork.

At its essence, a sketchbook page should provide insight into a student’s ideas and intentions, as well as revealing the influence of other artists. This A Level Art sketchbook page is beautiful in its simplicity: devoid of all superfluous decoration, it shows a dedicated and committed student learning a technique from an artist and then carefully applying this to original artwork.

How to Layer Colours: 5 Glazing Essentials Glazing is a great way of building up distinct layers of pure colour that work with the paints underneath them, rather than concealing them. Over the centuries, artists have used glazing as a means of creating colours that are richer than would be possible by simply mixing paint on the palette.

How to Layer Colours: 5 Glazing Essentials Glazing is a great way of building up distinct layers of pure colour that work with the paints underneath them, rather than concealing them. Over the centuries, artists have used glazing as a means of creating colours that are richer than would be possible by simply mixing paint on the palette.

This reminds me of a piece I had to do for Mrs. Brisco's class in high school. Mine was not nearly as beautiful though

This reminds me of a piece I had to do for Mrs. Brisco's class in high school. Mine was not nearly as beautiful though

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