Drawing and Painting with Water Soluble Oil Pastels

Posted on Sat, 26 Nov 2011 5:53 AM
About 25 minutes long
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In this episode we experiment with drawing and painting with oil pastels, acrylic paint, and water.


To follow along you will need these supplies:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Omnigrid ruler
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Titanium white paint
  • Porfolio series water soluble oil pastels
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Paint brushes
  • Wax paper

As you follow along with this episode you may find the music a bit annoying because there is a lot of it! Just hit the mute button. As you watch the show you will see that there are just a few simple steps in this project.

1. Draw a grid
2. Sketch a face with pencil
3. Color face with oil pastels
4. Paint picture by adding liquid to picture (use your paint and water)

If you would like to learn how to draw a face check out some of the online classes taught by Suzi Blu. They are well worth the price! Also, I highly recommend the book, Unfurling by Misty Mawn. I used one of her creative prompts as a starting point for this project.