View Full Version : Pan Pastels?

Justin Mee
08-22-2016, 01:34 AM
any opinions? have you used them? How??

08-22-2016, 09:04 AM
I recently got the set of 10 basic colors and a set of metallics for a birthday gift. They are fun to use and definitely less messy. So far I have only done a few small studies of landscapes and clouds, a couple of underpaintings, and the little teddy below.

The tools are great. I love the different "brush" strokes you can get with them. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I have already worn a hole in a couple of my "brushes" so they didn't last as long as I expected.

I have found mixing the colors difficult and with only 10 pans I have to mix a lot. Perhaps I just need more :)

They do stick to the paper quite well and are much more difficult to smudge off than regular pastels.

In this painting I used several of the metallic Pans on Sennelier LaCarte. It's only 5 x 5 inches and it is up the right way!



SAS Designs
08-22-2016, 12:04 PM
If you're using the rubber accessories, especially the smaller ones on their rubber holders, they will wear out more quickly than the larger ones. The softest touch possible may help. Also, moving in one direction, rahter than back & forth as you would with a regular brush may help.

I LOVE the painterly effect we can get with the pan pastels. Also, so much less dust.

08-22-2016, 03:15 PM
Here's a thread with over 500 replies that may be of interest...



water girl
08-22-2016, 03:44 PM
This is always an interesting conversation, Raymond. I'm going to move this thread to Pastel Talk, where it will receive more attention to your question. I'll leave a redirect arrow so you won't think your thread disappeared.