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How do I prevent chalk pastel from getting smudged?

I made a piece of work with chalk pastels recently. Sadly, I left it unattended on an occasion and my cats ended up approaching my sketchbook. Some of my work was smudged. On another occasion when I ...
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How can I use soft pastels with an easel?

I am a beginner artist, and have been exploring the medium of soft pastel for some time now and I absolutely love it. Recently I was looking into different kinds of easels and which one to buy. But ...
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Sharpener for Pastel and Charcoal Pencils

I'm having a big issue sharpening pastel and charcoal pencils. I've tried using a traditional pencil sharpener on pastel pencils but the lead keeps breaking. I've also tried using a razorblade and ...
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Charcoal and Pastel Drawing Storage

I need to store a lot of charcoal and pastel drawings as I've recently gotten back into drawing. I can't afford a proper solution such as a flat file at the moment. I'm worried about stacking the ...
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Drawing with white ink on a colored/pastel pencil artwork without the pen clogging up

I am doing some work in pastel and colored pencils. I like to finish the fine white details with a white pen. At the moment, I'm working with a white gel pen. However, either the ink (the gel) isn't ...
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Cheap sanded pastel paper?

I am a beginner artist, and have been exploring the medium of soft pastel and the different surfaces for some time now. Not long ago i came across the Uart sanded pastel paper; once i experienced the ...
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Preserving Chalk pastel artworks?

I got multiple chalk pastels sets and I'm really excited to use them, but I'm afraid to see the artworks messed up afterwards. Even though there are probably sprays I can buy to solve this problem, is ...
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Recipe to Make Pastel Ground/Primer with Marble Dust

I enjoy using sanded pastel paper but the paper itself is super expensive so I make my own pastel ground/primer. This is typically apply it to the surface of watercolor paper, mat board, or ...
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How can I blend soft pastels without removing too much colour?

I want to know which is the best blending tool to work on soft pastels. Every time I try to blend the colour seems to lighten. I use normal brushes or my fingers.
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Pastel Chalks for smokey effect

Can I use my chalk pastels to make a "Smoke" like effect? Is it useful in drawings or should I just stick with pencils? I use Canson sketchbooks
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Light fastness in NuPastel

I am new to pastel drawing. I have a few Nupastels that I purchased a few years ago. I am interested in purchasing more of these, but I read a few posts on the web that Nupastels are not light-fast ...
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Why aren't there mechanical pastel pencils?

I like mechanical graphite pencils (e.g. 0.5 mm), because they are sharp, they do not contain wood (are eco-friendly and do not generate any waste) and they do not require sharpening which can consume ...
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Skin tone color names

Where can I find a list of skin color names? There's gotta be something more detailed than just night, porcelain, cadaver, and peach, kickin' around. I think, Brazil, (?), at some point had a partial ...