Portfolio: Beginning Pastel – Walter Foster


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Beginning Pastel guides beginner artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant pastel medium.

Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colourful medium. Before jumping into the step-by-step projects, this book covers choosing the right paper, pastels, and colours, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking. Each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. After learning the key concepts, you’ll promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. With pastel often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for any artist.

The Portfolio series covers essential art techniques, core concepts, and media with an approach and format that’s perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists.


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Author / Artist Information:

Paul Pigram is a full-time artist specializing in pastel painting. A resident of North Wales, Paul is passionate about painting landscapes and seascapes inspired by his stunning backdrop, which includes Snowdonia National Park and the world-famous Bodnant Garden. His pastel-painting workshops share tips and techniques for artists of all skill levels. www.paulpigram.co.uk

MEDIUM: Craft, Drawing & Illustration, Other Craft, Pastel

SERIES: Portfolio

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781633221949

SIZE: 8.5 in x 11in / 215.9mm x 279.4 mm

PUBLISHED: April 1, 2017


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