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PASTELS

 

ACRYLICS
MARKERS
COLORED PENCILS
WATERCOLORS
GRAPHITE
These drawing tools are made from a powdered pigment held together by resin or gum. This sixteenth century tool was first introduced to fine artists in the eighteenth century. They can come in the form of soft pastels, hard pastels, pastel pencils, and oil pastels. When used, artists will most likely start from scratch with no free hand sketch or key. Back in the day, they were most commonly used for portraits. Instead of blending to get certain shadows and lighting as with many other mediums, it is more likely for the artists to apply different shades of color to the work of art. You can see this through the examples below.

This landscape shows how different shades were blended to create the many shadowy effects within the drawing.

The flower to the left shows how pinks were blended with whites and blues to create a realistic effect on the still life.
This portrait of our president has variations of browns, whites, and blacks to express the three dimension effect of his skin tone.

 

 

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