Category Archives: Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels: Tomato (demonstration)

Time for another art demonstration! Today it’s a drawing of a tomato based on a photo in WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library uploaded by olika. I did this drawing while reviewing the Sennelier oil pastels and since I took progress photos, … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Sennelier Oil Pastels (review)

Though I don’t often draw with them, oil pastels are one of my favourite mediums because of how easy they are to layer and blend. Most of the oil pastels I’ve used are in the medium to firm range, but … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Kingfisher (demonstration)

While perusing WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library for inspiration one day, I came across a nice kingfisher photo uploaded by oliverandjazz and thought it would make a good oil pastel drawing. I used Cretacolor AquaStics, but regular oil pastels with a … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Cretacolor AquaStics (review)

One of my orders from Jerry’s Artarama many years ago included a tin of Cretacolor AquaStics. Advertised as watersoluble oil pastels, they looked like a fun new sketching medium to try. Here is the colour chart for my set of … Continue reading

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Boards: Ampersand Pastelbord (review)

While walking around the city a few weeks ago, I noticed that the art supply shop had a billboard out the front proclaiming there was a sale on, so I wandered in to see if I could find a bargain. … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Crayola Portfolio Watersoluble Oil Pastels (review)

I often see sketching threads on the art forum I visit frequently where posters talk about using Crayola Portfolio oil pastels in their sketchbooks. I had some spare money a few months ago so I decided to grab some off … Continue reading

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Watersoluble Crayons and Oil Pastel Brands (comparison)

Time for another art supply comparison post, this time on water-soluble pastels and crayons! As with my coloured pencil comparison, I’m only testing products that are marketed as ‘Artist Grade’. The crayons/pastels I’ll be testing in this post are: Caran … Continue reading

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