How Pastels Can Help an Artist Come Up with Great Artword

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Art is a way of expression which many people use to project their thoughts and communicate with others through visual forms. By putting their ideas on different surfaces, artists are able to convey strong messages without even having to use words. That said, being a good artist calls for a high level of creativity in that you must have the ability to express yourself in a unique way. However, even with a good imagination, an artist cannot put their message across if they lack the tools to facilitate the process. Canvas, paper, primers, pencils, chalk, brushes, palettes and paint are just among some of the tools artists need in order to inspire other people. 


Artists make money from their art projects; and this means that aside from being expressive, the artwork produced has to be of high quality. Basically, every tool used has a great impact on the final work produced by an individual. For instance, drawings made using pastel pencils can be wiped easily and even though this may be useful in merging different areas, it can also be disadvantageous if measures are not taken to protect the work. All the same, pastels are a great option if you want to produce some great pictures within a short time.
  
Benefits of Using Pastels
  
• The fact that pastels allow for effective blending of colors on a working surface means that you can make excellent color transitions without much hassle. They are also useful in projecting a solid appearance of the work without the need for other medium which may obstruct the artist's real message. Other than that, in using pastels, artists don't have to set aside time for their work to dry; the results achieved are immediate.
  
• For art lovers, drawing provides a wonderful form of relaxation and fulfillment; and every artist understands just how enjoyable it is to come up with a wonderful piece of work. One of the other good things about using pastels is that they enable the artist to do some excellent shading without getting used up too quickly. Besides, when the pencils are used, the work remains same even when exposed to light.
  
• Although paint brushes are ideal for making different paintings, pastels are important if an artist wants to make delicate lines on a piece of artwork. There's also no restriction as to where they can be used, they are great for all kinds of artwork including portraits, landscape drawings, still life drawings, sketches and studies. On top of that, pastels are cleaner and harder, and this makes them convenient and easier to use in producing details which help reinforce a message. Apart from that, they can enable an artist to come up with very interesting work.
  
So many art stores stock pastels from different brands, hence it's all up to you to do your research so that you pick quality products. All in all, when working with pastels in your studio, it's important not to blow of the dust on your surfaces because you may end up inhaling substances that may be harmful to your system. 
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13 comments

  1. I loved using pastels for artwork before when I was in grade 3! And I remember staining my arms and my uniforms while using pastels. For professional work, there are sealers and fixatives that can be sprayed directly on the artwork to prevent the pastel from smudging.

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  2. I love using pastels as well for drawing even my daughter the points of having and doing a good shading is really nice

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  3. indeed, it's hard to describe the joy in looking at your finished art work, though it has been a long time since i had last drawn an art piece :(

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  4. My kids aren't artists though, but pastel colors are one staple in their supplies that's often used up, they prefer to use this over crayons as they're blendable.

    Dropping by Algene :)

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  5. I like pastel colors. In fact most of my clothes are in this color. Sometimes I feel to childlike sporting it.

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  6. Pastels has a brighter and nicer effect on artworks, they make them more eye catching.

    By the way, added this in GCF, hope you reciprocate hehe :) thanks Algene.

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  7. When I was a child, I love to use pastel pencils. Can you keep a secret, I still have keep them with me.

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  8. I am not into painting at all as I don't have the talent in it talaga. I am just thankful that my daughter likes to draw and she does really good in it. Anything about painting and pastel reminds me of my very good friend who is one of the young artist of the country. She is an art genius! :)

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  9. I remember buying pastels when I was in HS hoping I have that artist hand but no... The pastels ended up in my ate's hand who is more of an artist than me...

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  10. Art, my Waterloo during my high school years. LOL But I do agree pastels give more life to artwork.

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  11. We recently bought our daughter pastels colors from the local store, she love using them.

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  12. drawing indeed provides a very unique form of relaxation...there was a time I tried using pastel pencils too...I wonder where I have kept my sketches :) thanks for reminding me the joys of art through this post :)

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  13. I am not actually sure if I really know what pastel is. If the pastel that I knew is the same that artists using. I once tried to use my known pastel in an artwork way back in college but it didn't turned good as I expected. Instead a charcoal saved me. :)

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