Gallery by Mungyo, Artist Soft Oil Pastels Unboxing
Gallery by Mungyo, Artist Soft Oil Pastels Unboxing

Hello again. Today I’ll be doing a review
of the gallery artist soft oil pastels by Mungyo. I have here the 36 set of soft
oil pastels. As I open the box you’ll quickly notice these are very
bright colors, very intense. There is a little write-up on the inside of the box
indicating they are professional quality with outstanding smooth touch and
consistent colors. The intense colors and high covering power are ideal for
techniques such as impasto and scraping. Smoothness and low residue allow neat and accurate works. Tthen it lists off all the colors. It also mentions they are Art and Creative Materials Institute certified. If we look at the pastels, they come with
some reading material, and on the back it lists all 72 available colors, of course
we know I’m only using 36 of them. The colors start with white, pale yellow, lemon yellow, yellow, golden yellow which happens to have the label on backwards. Orange, flame red, vermilion, scarlet, carmine purple, violet, periwinkle blue, mauve, light
purple violet, pink, salmon, ochre, raw umber, brown, russet, olive, moss green,
light green, malachite green, emerald green, grass green, yellow green, jade
green, that’s quite a few greens. Turquoise blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine
blue, sapphire blue, gray, dark gray, and black. Since I’m always interested in portrait
colors, I see that I could probably use the salmon for skin tones, the ochre as well.
For darker skin tones you have raw umber and brown, maybe the russet. These colors look like they would also do well for hair colors. The pastels are made in
Korea. Each one is labeled with a color, a numeric indicator, and they also come
with a barcode. Up to now I’m pretty happy with what I’m seeing. I should
mention I got these at the local art store on a boxing day sale. It worked out
to about $20 Canadian for the set of 36 Normally they run about $25. And it’s
disclaimer time. I think the last time I’ve used pastels was when I was seven, so don’t really expect any miracles today. I’m gonna start by just doing a few
blending exercises and this will also act as a bit of a color chart for me. For
the first color disc I’m trying to blend colors that I might use in a sunset a
bit of yellow, some orange, vermillion and violent. I blend those together and they
blend quite nicely. I lighten up one end of the disc with the pale yellow. Darken
the other was black and add a bit of purple to the middle to even things out.
Now I move on to my second color disc. For this one I’ve started with white, then
turquoise blue, followed by cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, and finally sapphire
blue. I blend these together add a little more pastel to try and fill in the tooth
of the paper. The paper I’m using is just some scrap paper I’ve got lying around.
Again the colors blend very nicely. I’m using my fingers and you need to
remember to clean your finger off. So I’m using a piece of paper towel for that. I
finish up with darkening one end of the disc with black and adding a little more
white to the other end to brighten it. Today I’ll be drawing a sunset on the
river. I really have no clue what I’m doing, basically just trying to do
something and have fun while doing it. I’ve sped the video up considerably, but it is
still quite long and I really don’t have much to say. Instead I will have some
relaxing music playing in the background. At the end I will discuss the pastels a
little bit more. I’m just finishing up the drawing. I
enjoyed working with these pastels. Being the first pastels I’ve used, it’s hard
for me to compare them with anything else. What I can say is they are a pleasure to blend. The colors are very bright and intense. Being soft oil pastels, I really
struggled to get any sort of detail in the drawing. I did some research
beforehand and the experts directed me towards purchasing high-end Talens
Rembrandt pastels and supplementing them with Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils.
But for someone like me who’s on a budget and they haven’t used pastels
before, they just want to play around a little bit, spending $250 on pastels and
pencils is a little bit unreasonable. What I did learn was a few pastel
pencils might come in handy. You may have noticed I did pull out a prism of color
premiere colored pencil and colorless blender to try and etch in some details
or fill in the tooth on some small sections. This worked but wasn’t really
ideal. How do I feel about the drawing, for my first attempt to use pastels, I’m
pretty happy. I’m not a landscape artist, I prefer portraits or animals. So I think
this went well. I figured trying to do a portrait using pastels for the first
time would have been a disaster, but with a little more practice I might have a
try at it. I love how easy it is to work with these. The drawing took about two
hours and a good portion of that time was trying to decide on which colors to
use. Compare that to 15 plus hours I spend on the average colored pencil
drawing. Now in all fairness, if I look at the 9 by 12 inch drawing from two feet
distance it looks pretty bad. If I back up to about six feet, it’s not too bad.
I like the sky the hills in the background, I’m not fond of the boats
they look a little too cartoonish and I wish I could have spent more time adding
some details to the water. I still have some more Christmas presents to review
but my next focus is going to be creating a drawing for the Derwent Art
Prize. I need to have it done before May and I would like to get in a little bit
of practice beforehand. Hopefully I will have something else in the next two
weeks. That’s all for now, thank you for watching, and don’t forget
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5 thoughts on “Gallery by Mungyo, Artist Soft Oil Pastels Unboxing”

  1. becky quick says:

    Here in the states they have the mungyo gallery 72 wood box set on sale at jerrysarama for 44.99 ! Your tutorial inspired me to want to get them. I think you helped me in deciding to get these, thank you. I love the sky and I don't think the boats look cartoonish.
    I am wanting to get into oil pastels. Cray-pas expressionist or van gogh are a little firmer and may help with detail areas. I have seen others use a china marker also called a grease pencil as they are made of oil for details with oil pastels. They are inexpensive. Dickblick sells the 50 set of the cray-pas expressionist on sale now for 20.53 dollars. hope this helped you as watching you helped me want the big wood box set. I have been on fence about buying.
    Jerrysarama also sells a brand called erengi art inspirer that feel like the more expensive brands. It was just on sale for 50 dollars big 92 wood box set now back up to 100 but keep watching until it goes back down
    here is an article on oil pastel brands but is very informative on a lot of brands to help you decide.He reviews each brand pros/cons firmness ect. good luck hope you win your contest! Sorry so long
    Great picture!

  2. becky quick says:

    You can order as low as 35 dollars for free shipping at as well as jerrysarama. A lot of states they don't charge tax on, don't know about canada. forgot to mention.

  3. Bhadie Lilo says:

    I have that same pastel tho

  4. Christina Cunningham says:

    Do these get "splotchy" after maybe 2 or 3 layers? I have the pentel and I know they are the cheapest of cheap, but they are actually not bad, esp since I'm a beginner. Bit I can't tell if my blending issues are my fault or the pastels fault lol.
    Prolly a lil of both? Lol!
    But how well do these Mungyo stack up compared to the pentel?

  5. Harlow Jade Mermaid says:

    Very nice art! Love the colors. Quite relaxing to watch you do ur thing! I'm soo getting these after watching this, I used to LOVE using pastels in school, can't wait to start making pretty drawings. 🙂

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