Pastel: Basics seeks to create a fun and approachable means of introducing this adaptable medium to beginning artists, illustrating that pastels are accessible to any artist who wants to work with them. This book covers the basic pastel tools and materials, as well as the differences between hard and soft pastels. Accomplished artist Alain Picard provides an in-depth introduction to color and demonstrates how to achieve a range of textures. Artists will learn how to create various strokes using myriad techniques, such as stippling, hatching, blending, and more, as well as methods for creating light and shadows. Simple step-by-step projects allow artists to put their newfound pastel skills to use. With expert instruction, a breadth of coverage, helpful tips, and colorful illustrations, Pastel: Basics is the perfect resource for artists wanting to get started using this fun and vibrant medium.
Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25" x 13.75"