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04-22-2003, 02:50 PM
Got a set of grumbacher oil pastels from a fellow WC'er. Decided to give them a try. So I drew this beastie on 9x12 Strathmore pastel paper. i sure like this medium better than soft pastels, which I also recently gave a go at. Less messy. BTW, is it possible to get even more detailed than this with this medium? Came out fuzzier than I wanted. I'm used to hair thin lines and infintesimal detailing.<P></P>http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2003/14705-negratizaop.jpg

04-22-2003, 10:21 PM
oh I love your colors in this:D Great creativity!!!
I hope you posted this in the Sci-Fi fantasy forum as well;)

04-22-2003, 10:45 PM
yes, I did! Thank you!:D

04-24-2003, 08:23 AM
Good stuff.

I'm not sure whether it's possible to get more detailed with oil pastels. You've already gone more detailed than I usually manage (though to be fair, I'm not generally aiming for too much detail anyway).

This will be the first of many, I hope.

04-24-2003, 10:13 AM
Thanks! Of course I will do more! Can't let a free set of pastels go to waste! LOL! Must finish the projects I have started first before starting anything else. I've got to buckle down and work!

04-24-2003, 10:38 AM
Jennifer ... have you checked out the thread on Oil Pastel Info in this forum? it's now a Sticky at the top of the message board but in case you've missed it...


I like your composite animal. I'm not sure how detailed you usually work but I'm sure that with the right techniques, anything's possible with oil pastels. When I first tried soft pastels, I couldn't fathom how anyone was managing to create fine lines and small details, but with practice you learn to handle the medium. Look forward to seeing more of your oilies! :)

04-24-2003, 10:42 AM
Thanks! I'd started to browse through it, then got side-tracked and completely forgot about it! Thanks for reminding me! I'll seriously peruse it first chance I get!

04-24-2003, 10:49 AM
Wonderful job on this beastie...I never could get oil pastels to blend as I wanted them to...perhaps I will read that sticky as well...:)

04-24-2003, 07:05 PM
Hey Walerian

Check out this site, she does pet portraits in oil pastels and gets very detailed. Click on prices and ordering, she mentions what kind of paper she uses.

I'm still trying to master "regular" pastels, however, this site does inspire me to try oil pastels soon :)


04-24-2003, 08:15 PM
Hey thanks! if it can be done, I will try to do it! (And even if it's not possible, I'd try it anyway.)

04-25-2003, 08:14 AM
On the subject of getting detail in oil pastels... looks like Mo's your woman... take a look at her 'Hawk'. Hope she won't mind me creating a link to it. It's awesome stuff: