pastel techniques and tips

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How to store pastel drawings 
Reader Question: What is the best way to store pastel drawings? I have some smallish pastel drawings (or pastel "paintings" I guess you would call …

Best surface to use for large soft pastel painting? 
Reader Question: What is the best surface to use for a large pastel? Can you recommend a type of paper or board for a large soft pastel 33" x 24"? Does …

Pastel paper and other pastel supplies for beginners 
Reader Question: I want to start using pastels, but I don't know what materials I need to buy. Any ideas? Hi Katie, That's great that you …

What should I use to blend my pastels? 
Reader Question: What should I use to blend my pastels? I'm using soft pastels on paper and I'm wondering if it's okay to use my finger to blend, or …

Oil Pastels: Best brands and paper for smooth blending 
Reader Question: Which brand of oil pastels is best for fine, smooth blending? Which surface is best for achieving fine, smooth blending with oil pastels …

Best brands of soft pastel pencils and pastel paper 
Which brand of soft pastel pencils are of the highest quality and which surface is the best for museum quality art? If you want to use the best …

Specific art vocabulary for oil pastel techniques 
Is there specific vocabulary that you need to teach students when using oil pastels? The vocabulary for using oil pastels and teaching oil …