Hi! I’m Melody on behalf of Expert Village.
I’m going to show you how to work with oil based pastel colors. Alright. There are several
brands. I’m not saying that these are the best or the worst or the most expensive or
the least. There are so many different prices and so many different kinds. If you can find
them at someone’s yard sale, go ahead and get them. It’s worth just trying them to see
if you like them. They’re very unusual. They’re like a crayon. They can be blended just like oil; they’re
oil based. You probably can’t see too much going on yet with that, but you will in a
second I think if I can get the right colors for this. Now see with a crayon, there would
be all bumpy and spaces in between, but this one is not. It’s actually blending just like
oil. It’s getting a lot softer and you can go out the edges blending. If you were making
a picture with this, you could use it for highlights, you could use it for shadowing.
That’s a very poor, small example of this. We’ll keep doing this here for a second to
maybe show you a piece of sky or some clouds poking thru. I have used my finger and I have also purchased
nibs that are specifially made for blending these and they’re twists of paper with a heart
and some are round, some are pointed. Depending on what you’re using them for, you would get
the different shapes. I’m just going to try and do this quickly here where I’m blending
some of these colors together to soften them. You can use a lot of that. You can make it
as thick as you want. For blending, sometimes the thicker, the better. Alright. If you’ll
come back to our next segment, you’ll see us blending. I think I’ll try and do a flower
where you’ll actually see the blending work out.