Tag Archives: Soft Pastels

Sketching Media: Cretacolor Creativo Drawing Set (review)

Though I mostly prefer working in colour, every now and then I go through a phase of feeling that I should practice sketching in monochrome, or at least using limited colours, to improve my drawing skills. When I mention this, … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Conté Crayons (review)

I ordered this set of Conté Crayons from Jerry’s Artarama to push my order over the line into the next discount bracket, which effectively made the box free. I thought the little drawer-based box was cute, and as I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Sennelier Soft Pastels (review)

At the same time I ordered my Unison soft pastels, I also grabbed some Sennelier half-sticks, since they were one of the brands I’d seen most artists talking about in the soft pastel forums. Here’s the chart for my Sennelier … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Art Spectrum Soft Pastels (review)

On one of my trips to the art supply shop near my Dad’s work, I picked up a box of Art Spectrum soft pastels. Though I had a box of 90 Rembrandt half stick soft pastels, the Art Spectrum set … Continue reading

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Paper: UArt Sanded Pastel Paper (review)

I buy art magazines from my local newsagent every now and then just for something to read on the train to and from uni, and one of the ones I got late last year advertised an offer from an art … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Jellyfish (demonstration)

Today I decided to test out my Art Spectrum soft pastels and some 600 grade UArt paper which I hadn’t used before. I decided it would be fun to draw some sort of marine image since I hadn’t done that … Continue reading

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Primers: Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer (review)

One thing I’ve learned about myself when it comes to using soft pastels is that I’m quite fussy about what surfaces I like to work on. It needs to have some tooth, so it can hold plenty of layers, but … Continue reading

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