Oil Pastels

“Peaches” Oil Pastel Drawing

Recently I upgraded my oil pastels to Paul Rubens Oil Pastels and it has made a world of difference! I had basically started with the cheapest set I could find to practice with, but it felt like drawing with crayons, and now that I’ve switched, I can’t imagine going back! These oil pastels are so smooth and pliable, I just love them.

I also found the most inspiring oil pastel artist who shares videos of her works and techniques, Misako Flodin, who does oil pastel drawings as well as oil paintings. I’ve just started watching her videos but I’ve already learned so much about layering colors and preparing for a drawing. She does things that I wouldn’t have dreamt of doing, but that turn out to be beautiful, like the colors she uses as the basis for a portrait, or a special tool used to get a little piece of the oil pastel to add dimension to flowers.

With “Peaches,” I took the liberty of layering more, being a little more generous than I used to be with the amount of oil pastels I layered on. I don’t know why I felt that I had to conserve the oil pastels before, but I like it so much better this way!

Peaches | Everything Jeni

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