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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