Photo image created by: Nathalie Villeneuve
I’ve been using oil pastels in my coloring books and I love it! Here are 5 tips and tricks to create easy pastel art!
Tip #1 – Apply oil pastel in little circular motion. This helps with better coverage and gives you a nice effect.
Tip #2 – Don’t blend the pastels until you have applied all your colors. You’ll get a nice tones and you can also add more layers.
Tip #3 – Color outside the lines. It’s all going to look great when you blend. This is optional of course because some people prefer to stay within the line and that’s ok.
Tip #4 – Look at your coloring page and illustration as a whole instead of separate areas…like a painting! It’s inspiring to think outside the box and add elements. Make it your own!
Tip # 5 – Continue to add layers on the blended pastels. This will deepen your page and create cool color transitions.
Bonus Tip – Add glitter paint to your coloring page! Make it shine a little. You’ll love it.
Below is the painting which inspired the coloring page in my coloring book.
The story behind it is really cool. I was driving and K-Love was on the radio. I heard the song “Ever Be” and the lyrics really touch me especially this part;
“Now you’re making me like you
Clothing me in white
Bringing beauty from ashes
For You will have Your bride”
I immediately envisioned this women walking pout of the ashes, with her hands on her lips wearing a white dress. I painted it that same week.
Painting by: Nathalie Villeneuve
I hope you will enjoy to color it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
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✦ BOOK TRAILER
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Image and Art credits: Nathalie Villeneuve