Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Can't Art Without......

Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils

I love these pencils!
When I sketch in my sketchbook the paper is too thin for watercolors. It buckles when I use them and I hate buckling. I've tried adding color with colored pencils and they're ok, I just don't like how they blend. But these pastel pencils are the perfect solution! I color in my sketch. I use a blending stump to blend the colors and shade. Then I spray my page with hairspray to set the pastel and prevent smearing.
Here are some sketches that I wanted to add color too in my sketchbook.

Playing with them in my sketchbook made me comfortable enough to try out pastel board. I used the pastel pencils, pan pastels and colored pencils for this. I love how he came out!

If you love blending colors, these pencils are a great choice, even on smooth drawing paper. I got a small set at Michaels Craft Store (with a coupon) and you can find the larger set online.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! for that great information. I have always wanted to purchase them, I will give it a try. The drawings look soft and delicate. Love them ♥!