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    Icon Oil Pastels: ways to use them in a cool fashion

    So along time ago when I was a kid I really loved oil pastels. They colour was unlike anything I had seen before. And so my dad bought me a really nice set of oil pastels for Christmas one year. Time has fallen away and I recently refound this set of mostly unused oil pastels. And I want to use them, but I have found that their thick size makes them less wieldly than oil paints, which I am not more used to using. So my thought is, can I integrate the two? They are both oil based, and it seems that the oil pastels would be great for getting the blocking out of the beginning painting because there would be no dry time. Any opinions?

    Anyone one have an additional suggestion on something cool I could do to use them up?

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    i think the best way to find out is just to go for it! Buy some paper, prime those bad boys, and just get crackin. Nothing's more exhilarating than coming across an artistic discovery yourself. There's so much more of a connection between you, the medium you're using, and the artwork you're making if you just go balls-out and try it for yourself.

    But if you want a suggestion, I would try using oil paints as the main medium used, but trying oil paints as an effect-maker (for lack of a better phrase. I'm a terrible linguist.). Like line effects in the background, or even through together some oil paint portrait work with some oil pastel lines around it for a cartoon-look. I don't know, I'm just thinking of stuff out of my ass haha But really, just go nuts.

    May not be the answer you were hoping for, but good luck and happy arting!


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    A great thing an artist I know does is layering different colour oil pastels and scratching some of it off to make really nice drawings:

    http://alicekazam.deviantart.com/art...F2918353&qo=10

    http://alicekazam.deviantart.com/art...F2918353&qo=29

    It's very fun to experiment with.

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    Thanks, very cool. I am going to try those ideas!

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