Titles in Barron'sPainting Classseries simulate a formal art school classroom course. This title focuses on the medium of pastels, chalks that are ideal for rendering a wide range of delicate colors, and which are available for artists' use in the form of sticks or pencils. Discussed and illustrated here are the various colors and textures of different papers that can be used to achieve a variety of different effects, and the different methods of applying pastels to paper.
Like other titles in this series, the book is divided into five sections, covering-- Materials and tools Techniques specific to working with pastels Advanced application of techniques Special effects and textures Step-by-step art projects to be completed with pastels Projects include landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, human figures, and setting a human subject in a room filled with interior details. Color illustrations on every page.
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