How to Use Pastel Pencils

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You might love the versatility of pastels but cannot manipulate the thick chalk for finer details. Try using chalk pastels for this. Here are some quick and easy steps to show you how.

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Things you need

  • Dry pastels
  • Pastel pencils
  • Pencil
  • Hairspray

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  1. 1

    Draw a sketch of your drawing with a pencil.

  2. 2

    Pastel the drawing leaving out fine details such as eyes, features, houses or things that are smaller to manipulate. Have your eraser ready for mistakes.

  3. 3

    Once you have finished, hairspray the parts of your drawing that you do not want changed before you start using the pastel pencils.

  4. 4

    With the pastel pencils carefully give the details of the drawing. Pastels can be blendable so don't worry about hard defining lines; these can be blended in later.

  5. 5

    Erase any extra details or mistakes carefully. Spray your completed drawing with hairspray and enjoy your masterpiece!

Tips and warnings

  • Do not lean on your drawing as you will smudge it
  • Try to not erase things too much as it ruins the paper's consistency.

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