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Pastel Basics

Pastel is widely loved for its simplicity and immediacy. But most of all, pastel is revered for its stunning luminosity. In Pastel Basics, artist and author Alain Picard offers a fun and approachable introduction to this vibrant medium for beginning artists.

In these pages, Picard provides an in-depth introduction to materials, color, and texture. Artists learn the difference between hard and soft pastels and how to create various strokes using a myriad of techniques such as stippling, hatching, blending, and more. Methods for blending colors, rendering textures, and creating light and shadow are also covered.

Filled with simple step-by-step projects, helpful tips, and colorful illustrations, Pastel Basics is the perfect resource for all aspiring pastel painters.

Author — Alain Picard.

Paperback. 32 pages. 10¼" × 13¾" (26 cm × 36 cm).

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