Welcome to the Pastel Forum!
The current Moderators are
The current Guides are - DAK723 (Don)
, Allydoodle (Chris)
& *Marina* (Marina)
We welcome the submission of all Pastel paintings or drawings, as this is a media based forum.
Apart from the user agreement, there aren't very many rules here...
To ensure your painting or drawing doesn’t get pushed over into the next page too quickly, we divided the forum into two main sections in which you can post …the Talk
Section if you want to chat about any pastel related topics…[Add (Off topic) if the talk is not related to pastel, so that those who don't want to view non pastel talk will not be confused
And for discussion of your painting or drawing - we have the Studio–
which also doubles as a gallery. Here you can put your WIPs (Work in progress), work that’s finished but you’d like comments on…or even a Critique (C&C) For those of you who like to critique,please only do so if a critique is asked for by the original paster....Usually shortened to C&C ...there are some excellent guidelines on critiquing, by former moderators, here
But we will have to move any talk only
posts back to the talk section
Other sections in the Pastel forum:
Soft Pastel hall of fame
- Threads of inspiration, accomplishment and Best of the Best!
Soft Pastel Archives
- Miscellaneous threads of importance.
Soft Pastel Learning Center
- threads that teach you about techniques and show you how to's, including projects and classrooms.
WIP's (works in progress)
- various materials for pastel artists.
Remember....if you post a comment in someone else's thread....the likelihood is they will reciprocate in yours....
If in future you can't find one of your threads, click on your username/ view profile/view either all posts or all threads posted by you...that is the quickest way to find it -
Just ensure you post the painting or drawing you do as ONE thread....do not post a WIP + A Finished version....Just post your WIP - then PM the Moderator, (with the url of your thread) and ask them to add FINISHED to your WIP (or use the red triangle)...that way, you alert those who have already subscribed to your thread, that it's finished...whereas if you post them separately, they may not get to know about it.
There is no need to add ‘updated’ to your work, because those subscribed to you thread will usually informed of updates…plus your post will rise to the top of the forum!
Certain questions are asked frequently in every forum...so before you ask again...just check it hasn't been asked before...you can search this forum like this... click on the search this forum