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Old 12-15-2010, 10:35 AM
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Welcome to the Pastel Forum!

The current Moderator is
Deirdre

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)

Materials - 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 button

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Old 12-15-2010, 10:38 AM
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Re: Welcome to the Pastel Forum + what you need to know - please read!

Picture not uploading? Here's a workaround you can try if it happens again:

If the image doesn't return when you use the mountain icon, right click the image and select "copy image location" and paste this into your post surrounding it with [IMG] tag at the start and [/IMG] tag at the end with no spaces.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:40 AM
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Re: Welcome to the Pastel Forum + what you need to know - please read!

Can't browse the Learning Centre? Excellent advice and directions here.
Looking for Don's excellent SPOTLIGHT threads....find them in the Learning Centre


If you have materials you need to get rid of/ sell ect in the Swap Shop
You may mention here that you have items listed in the Swap shop....HOWEVER, this does not mean you can advertise the items in this forum. Read the user-agreement to make sure.
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Exclamation Re: Welcome to the Pastel Forum + what you need to know - please read!

When setting up a pastel project, after you've discussed it with a guide or moderator, remember to point the discussion thread to Soft Pastels Talk forum, not PASTEL - this is a closed, read only area. Soft Pastels Talk is the discussion area, and is to be found well below Pastels, for some reason!
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Re: Welcome to the Pastel Forum + what you need to know - please read!

Courtesy of Painterbear & Yorky (Admin)

Since WetCanvas is an international forum with members from all around the globe, in the interests of readability, we ask that members use English or include an English translation of their message in their posts. For the same reason, abbreviations that are used for texting messages are not recommended in posts as they could be confusing, especially to non-English readers.

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For those who are interested in Pan Pastels there is a very informative and helpful thread here. Feel free to join in and share your experiences - have you tried them? Great fun with lots of techniques discussed.
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Rating a thread....for those threads you find particularly informative! I really helps those members who like to do a quick search for the good threads in a forum. Remember, it takes a few people to rate the thread before it shows up as rated, so if you really like the thread - show it!

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