Questions tagged [oil-pastels]

For questions about the use of oil pastels, works made using oil pastels in part or whole, and general questions about oil pastels.

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Technical advices for getting better with oil pastels?

I'm very new in both landscape painting / drawing and using, mixing colors so one of the reason for making relatively simple paintings is my unexperience. I got a small pack of oil pastels as a ...
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Is it really necessary to spray Oil Pastels with a Fixative

So far, I use oil pastels on paper, mat it, then seal it in bag. Now I'd like to use on oil pastels on stretched canvas. Was told that dust will accumulate, oil pastel will get smudged, hence I need ...
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Photo of Ruins, how to Paint it as if it is in original Time period

I found this breath-taking photograph. It is photograph of ruins of haveli (big house, mansion), in Northern India, built pre-1947 (before India split into India and Pakistan). Hasn't been lived in ...
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Rockstar theme background to enhance hand-drawn Painting

I wish to paint the following by hand (oil pastels) He has this rockstar aura, yet the background can use improvement. What colors, shapes, etc can I use to make this a rock-star theme painting. ...
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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 ...
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Do oil pastels work better on paper with more teeth?

Recently I have switched from soft pastels to oil pastels and I am curious if I should use papers with more teeth or a bit smoother or maybe average teeth. Do oil pastels work better with paper that ...
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What is the way to color tiny parts of a picture with oil pastels?

The following video shows that it is possible to color tiny parts of a drawing with oil pastels, without layering and then scraping the top layer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuQ4xkb6Q88 I wish ...
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Since oil pastels require layering of colors on the top of each other, how am I supposed to see the underlying sketch?

Well, for coloring narrow drawings like branches of a tree, I think we need to layer a dark color on a light color, and then scratch off the top layer from the branches area. Problem is how would I ...
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How can I store my oil pastels?

When I was in junior high school (long time ago), I won a drawing contest and the prize was a set of oil pastels. Never used them much over the years, but I ran into them recently. Someone, either me ...
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Which kind of tool can be used to spread one oil pastel colour over another?

For example, I colour a leaf green with the oil pastel. Then I want to spread that green colour of the leaf edges, outside. For this, I use my thumb. I put my thumb on the leaf edge on the paper and ...