Re: Questions about oil pastels
I have mixed feelings about them. My primary medium is oil paint.
There are times when I don't want to/have time to get the oil paint out, so I may use either my oil pastels or another medium.
I have a lot of oil pastels, a set of 24 art101, I think really inexpensive, then gallery and another student grade, and a set of grumbachers. When I'm in the right frame of mind, I do enjoy them, and generally use them for studies, since I'm not "good" with them.
There is a lot of information in this section on methods and materials, some classrooms, etc. Read through some of that information to get an idea of how to handle them.
Nice student grade ops are not expensive. I would suggest a set of at least 16, though.
I do a lot of my work on paperboard--the unprinted side of (food) packaging, since they are studies.
Look at the different threads here: many people produce wonderful, detailed work with them. There may be no reason you can't do the same.
Last edited by ntl : 11-05-2017 at 08:37 PM.