Beginner Pastel Tutorials

The MUST HAVE Art Studio Device! How to Avoid Smudging, Back Pain + Cramping

If you have trouble with smudging your artwork, or you have arm and hand cramps or even back and shoulder pain when drawing or painting, this post is for you. I mainly create artworks in pastels so I can’t rest my hand on paper on top of my work as that smudges the pastel underneath…

Lemur Drawing || PASTEL ART (with bokeh background) – Beginner Tutorial

In this drawing, I will be using Unison colour pastels, Carbothello pastel pencils and Faber castell pastel pencils to draw a Lemur on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. I wanted to create a fun, dynamic background, similar to the reference photo. I took inspiration from the bokeh effect already seen on the righthand side of the reference…

How to Achieve Accurate Proportions in Your Artwork

GRID METHOD & TRANSFER Other Methods – Blog Extras 1:1 PHOTO Another great and simple method for drawing accurately is to print out an exact replica size photo to your paper size. This way, you can try and draw the composition out freehand, holding the photo next to your paper to see where things should…