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From coloured pencils to pastels
Well, just now I am exploring the wonderful world of pastels. Here's my first soft pastel painting ever:

I had no special flower in mind - just wanted to play with the colours of the pastels.
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Great pieces! I like that furry creature of yours! Looks like you'll do well with the pastels. This last one came out nice.
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You are not alone. A lot of folks play with all kinds of different media. The flowers are lovely.
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Debby, regarding playing with different mediums: I've not only discovered soft pastels but also oil pastels! Could not resist getting a 24 colours set of Jaxon oil pastels and here's my first piece with them, a rather quick and rough sketch:

I had so much fun doing it!
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Ulla. . . YAY. . . pastels are so fun. I like them both, but prefer the oilies over the dusties. Great dragon.
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Nothing wrong with playing. Great dragon.
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Thank you, Debby and RainySea!
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Still fascinated by my oil pastels. Here's an abstract piece:
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What a wonderful explosion of color. Ooh, bet it would look really cool on dark paper.
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Nice work with your pastels and great that you are enjoying them so much. I always forget that I have mine. I think I prefer the soft dry ones myself, I like the blending effects. I should really get them out and have a play but just too much going on right now.
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Thank you, Debby and Jacqui for taking the time to look and to comment! Actually I managed to remove the white background in photoshop and to put it onto a black. Uploaded it to a drugstore and look forward to getting a set of 10 postcards...
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Another experiment in the series "Get to know your oil pastels". This time I wanted to try out shading and mixing/blending colours. You have to be very careful not to get mud with blending too much, and you have to be very careful to have a clean paper stump when you are using it for blending.
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Ulla, have you tried color shapers. . . they are great for oil pastels and work much nicer than stumps.
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Thank you, RainySea for the hint! Now I've got to find the German equivalent...
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I'm not sure where Royal Soverign (the brand I have) are made. But I know they often sell colour shapers on eBay both in US and Europe if that helps.
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