Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. You will learn blending, grading, and masking in no time!Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of pastels, one of the most vibrant and unique art mediums. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques such as blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists who are just starting to get into the world of pastels. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. This means you will master key concepts quickly and then promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for artists, even those coming to art with no previous experience.
Paul Pigram is a full-time professional artist specializing in pastel painting. A resident of North Wales, Paul is passionate about painting landscapes and seascapes inspired by his own stunning backdrop. His pastel-painting workshops, which are geared toward artists of all skill levels and routinely sell out, focus on sharing tips and techniques for perfecting pastel painting. Find out more at www.paulpigram.co.uk.