View Full Version : Does anyone do "serious" oil pastel work?

02-02-2002, 08:36 AM
I usually prefer Nupastels or soft pastels. But in the last 2 WC drawing events, I knew I wouldn't have time, the way I work, so I grabbed some oil pastels. I'd never really used them before, but now I'm intrigued and would like to explore them a bit further.
Does anybody here use them and have advice and work to show me,or know of links I could take to find info?
They are so much harder to control than regular pastels.
Here are my 2 entries for the drawing events. The cactus was done on cheap black construction paper and took about an hour.
The street scene was on grey paper, a bit less that 2 hrs (and lots of perspective mistakes, but that's another story). I washed it with India ink and held it under the tap.
Advice is very welcome.

02-02-2002, 08:38 AM
Oh, and the reference images are in the Drawing forum, under the last 2 Drawing Events, if you want to see them.

02-03-2002, 11:22 PM
Sundiver: The Pastel Journal, is going to include in the future Oil Pastels.
There is an article on them in the last issue. I personally have never tried
them but once, but I really like what you have done to that street scene, if
that is oil pastel. I have some so must get busy and give it a try.