This is a list of products I use to create my pastel drawings. The links below are affiliate links to Jackson’s Art Supply. By clicking on the links to make your purchase you are helping me earn a small commission which I use to purchase more art supplies. Thank you for your support.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.
This is by far the best paper out there for pastel and pastel pencils. It has a sanded surface but it is smooth to the touch, which makes it perfect for detailed pieces. It comes in multiple colors and sizes. I like to use the light grey it helps when placing my whites down first.
Pan pastel are my secret to soft smooth backgrounds. They are the most amazing product I just can’t say enough about how great they are. They come in sets or individual pans. I also use Sofft Brand pastel tools to apply the Panpastels with.
Jackson’s art Supply has the best prices on all these products even though other companies offer free shipping your total order will still be less with Jackson’s.
Here are a few of the pieces that will be on display at the Barrel and Wine Bar and Gallery in Covington LA July 18 through Aug-20. A meet the artist reception will be held on Aug-15. I’m so excited to have this opportunity and I hope you will all stop by and visit if your in the NOLA area.
Here’s a look at one of my pieces from start to finish. First I sketch out my drawing on sanded Pastelmat paper. Then I start building up layers of color with pastel sticks and Panpastels. Finally I perfect all the details with pastel pencils. No fixative is used, all my originals are raw or open pastels. Reference photo for this piece came from Wildlifereferencephotosforartist.com