I bought a 48 Pencil Set of Faber Castell Color Pencils and Also a box of Soft Pastels.
Please guide me on good techniques for getting great results from coloured pencils. By techniques I mean, Blending, choosing colours, minimizing waste of color and paper, and how to protect the drawing from being smudged.
I bought Pastels just because of curiosity about the material. However if I like the results I may use them as mixed media but as they are too delicate to be used regularly and limited colour range I may not use them as my primary colour media.
One important point is I am learning traditional drawing, Painting etc as an entry point into digital painting, leading to concept art Environments. Since I want to avoid straining my eyes on PC screen just to lean little things, Will it help to get skilled in traditional will make it quicker to get desired results from digital media ?