Oil Pastels Drawing – “Lazy Sunday”

This oil pastels drawing was submitted to The Daily Paintworks Challenge last week.  The challenge is now over but all the entries can be viewed here:  Daily Paintworks Challenge. I used all Sennelier Oil Pastels for this piece.  It is 6×8 inches on colored Canson Mi Tienes pastel paper. I had decided that the original …

“Homage to Diego Rivera”

This Oil Pastels drawing was done in my Drawing 2 class.  I enjoyed working on this one very much as I was able to try out a variety of oil pastel techniques.  Oil pastel art is different from other drawing mediums.  It isn’t quite like crayon or charcoal, yet it isn’t like painting with oils or …

How to use Oil Pastels

Drawing in Oil Pastels is awesome!  When drawing with oil pastels, you get many of the benefits of both painting in oil as well as drawing.  You get to experience mixing and use of colors, like you would with painting, but you also don’t have to put all your drawing skills to the side in …

Conte Crayon – Self Portrait

This is a Conte Crayon drawing I did for an assignment in Drawing 2 class last semester.  I felt the piece came out really well, with the chiaroscuro contrasting darks and lights.  Conte Crayons are pretty awesome to work with as far as drawing mediums go.  They can be messy, with a lot of dust …