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    Anyone work with oil pastels?

    I"m looking for some good resources in working with oil pastels.

    I've found a set that was given to me years ago and come to like
    this instrument. Oil pastels in particular...I like how they blend and
    how they can produce somewhat realistic scenarios.

    Is there anyone the uses this as a primary resource for their work?
    Any reference on great material and technique? I've found some
    on the internet but not that much...what I've found helped a bit
    and it's great stuff...but not much else...

    Please note, that I am talking about oil pastels specifically...not
    the chalk kind. I kind of like the idea of this as apposed to painting.

    Also note, I am very beginner-ish when it comes to this stuff...and my
    goal is to use this medium in the capacity at which one would use
    oil paint...as a replacement and perhaps filling in with other mediums.

    Any thoughts, questions, and/or suggestions?

    Thanks ahead of time.

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    I really admire good pastel work as I find them a bit tricky myself.
    Here's a link you may find useful:

    http://emptyeasel.com/2009/01/22/oil...th-oil-pastel/

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    I discovered that I could thin them with oil mediums and decided that it would be an inexpensive way to do some oil paintings,
    so I picked up a set of 24, along with a bottle of turpentine and some canvas boards, and got started.
    This is exactly what I am thinking....

    Thanks for the links everyone...this is good stuff.

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    Wow!!! Anne Sudworth work is really amazing and to think they are done with pastels...well mostly...thank you...

    Definitely something to look forward to achieving some day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeanimator View Post
    Wow!!! Anne Sudworth work is really amazing and to think they are done with pastels...well mostly...thank you...

    Definitely something to look forward to achieving some day...
    Indeed, that's really incredible.

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    Hmm, we should just note here that there is a difference between pastel and oil pastel...

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    Thanks blogmatix...yes, I am particular interested in oil pastels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeanimator View Post
    Thanks blogmatix...yes, I am particular interested in oil pastels...
    As far as I know Anne uses both. Dependent on etc....

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