First Time Testing Pastel Pencils - Colored pencil drawing

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Colors: Carandache Luminance6901 76, Stabilo Carbothello 60
Paper: Strathmore Bristol 300 9in X 12in
Time took to draw: 5hrs 1/2

Hello everybody welcomes back to blog. Today I'm going to be testing out these pencils the first time. I usually draw with just black charcoal. I've never tried out these pencils before so in this one is a new medium for me and I'm gonna see whether I like them or not. I'm testing out this Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils, this is a 60 pastel pencil set and this is the largest the sets.

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So once I've got my sketch in, I just start to build up the shadows and basically just block in all of the colors and get a sort of blocked in stage down before I add the details. Let's go through some things that I absolutely loved when working with these pastel pencils. The very first thing is the fact that you can layer light colors over the top of dark colors so this is something I absolutely love to do but obviously, with colored pencils, it doesn't work by adding light colors on top of dark colors, you work where you kind of preserve the light colors and work from sort of light to dark and so this was a completely different way of working but it's something that I really like to do and so that straightaway was a massive positive to me. When I use this medium and another massive positive was the fact that it blends so easily you don't have to struggle and
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The fact that you could block in all of the really dark shadowed areas but you still have the option to go over it with a white pencil and it completely shows up is something that is a massive plus for me and something that I'm really excited to carry on doing in the future. When I use this medium and another positive was the fact that it blends so easily you don't have to struggle and work hard to blend the pastel into each other.

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You can lay down a large area really quickly and blend it out to a completely smooth finish in no time at all and so the fact that you get smooth blending and can lay a dark on top light and the light on top of dark. It is just such a nice way to work. The paper that I used was great. It's Strathmore Bristol 300 9in X 12in. It really took the layers. I didn't have lots of fall out of the pastel and it just held on to all of that chalk pastel pencil really well, it wasn't all dusty and just falling off everywhere. It was nice and really good if you're working in layers. I wanted to do the blocking in stage and then I wanted to add a lot of small layers to build up that texture so the fact that this pastel matte paper was able to grip onto all that pastel was really good.

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You can use blending stump that they provided in the set to actually blend all of that out and as you can see it's a nice soft finish. I'm going to build on even more layers and it just goes on like a dream and it was really nice. You can just keep blending it out or you don't have to blend it so another thing that I liked is the fact that you can
build up the texture in layers.

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This provides a really quick way to create realistic looking skin and hairs whereas. If you were to use the color pencil you can't just do all of the darkest areas and then go and add details with the white pencil on top and get them to show up. With this you can which means that the process was so much faster and you get a much nicer result and so I feel like this way of working is something that I think beginners would find quite simply because you can go over the top with highlights you don't have to try and preserve all of them so if you're a beginner and you're used to painting for example if you use oil paints and you want to make a transition to a drawing medium with pencils then I think this would be a great one for you because it's very similar to working with oil paint where you do blocking in stages and then add the highlights on top and work in layers.

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Now I want to talk about a few of the things that I didn't like so much about using these pencils and firstly probably the main thing is that they are really difficult to sharpen and that's just a property of pastel pencils especially some of the softer ones so these pastel pencils were a bit harder so they weren't as bad with the breakage and crumbling as softer pastel pencils would have been but they are still quite difficult to sharpen especially to sharpen them to a really sharp points. They can be sharpened but as soon as I go really sharp it's more likely to break so I tried not to sharpen it too much. I'm sure you can get loads of sharpness out there or different tools to sharpen your pastel pencils so it's not a massive negative.

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Another thing that's a little disappointing is the size of the color range only 60 colors and that's the largest set but that's not a big deal because you can mix the colors together.

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Anyway, that is it for this test I really love these pencils they might even become my favorite medium to work with. Thank you, everyone!

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I'm still working on getting better.

You are a very smooth blender...

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Thanks to the blending sticks ahaha

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It’s my first time trying out pastel colored pencils. Thank you for the awesome comment!

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It won't be the last. I will keep working on getting better :)

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Yes she's a real person

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Thanks again, buddy.

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Nice to see you try out colored pencils for the first time. And even though it's your first, it turned out good.

I remember my first time with colored pencils. There was no Internet back then yet, so I had to learn everything through trial and error. And I had a lot of fun trying to figure things out on my own.

I can see that you are going to be just as good with color, as you are with charcoal and graphite. :)

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Great image

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This is lovely. I haven't tried colored pencils yet in my drawings. I always use black bal point pens in making cross hatch sketches. Here's one of mine:
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I used pencils colors in the past. But I'm not that good. I'm way better in black and white. I'm practicing every day, hopefully, I'll get better.

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Yes!!! It's so obvious, your skill is outstanding. I hope to do it as well as you. I want to attempt sketching this particular drawing of yours using ball point pen :). I'm a fan of your work!

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Yeah, of course, I hope we can befriend too. Thank you for following my artwork :)

pencil is good option for colored drawing

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I'm sure you can, keep drawing.

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Thank you so much @tangera I love art its one of my favorite hobbies. And people like what I do is very rewarding. :)

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Thank you, I like working on different skin-tone see what I can do

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Yeah, she is. I got the reference photo on google

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I'm a fan of Lisa and I'm proud of your art.

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Thank you! @adrianav I'm sure you can draw it too. It just takes some practice and patience. I would love to see some of your animals artwork.

I have exactly the same watercolor pencils! This portrait I made with this pencil, but only one. This firm makes a very good artistic material. I'm glad you started adding color to portraits. Godspeed!

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Yeah, I really like coloring now, because it challenges me to grow as an artist. I hope to see some of your work with this medium.

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There is a link in the previous message. Now I like the technique of oil pastels much more than a watercolor pencil. Come on, in my blog posted a lot of work in different techniques.

I understand very well, you clearly explain it
thank you and ask for permission to share

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Thank you for sharing my work @ramadhanil

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yes .... when else if if not now

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Yeah, I hope to get even better. Thank you for the compliment!

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Felicitaciones, muy bien lograda en especial la mirada, excelente dibujo.

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Thank you!

Not bad for the testing...:)...

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Your work always turns out to be amazing. It is so beautiful!

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Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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All the best my friend!

Extraordinary work of realism. I like the composition and the balnce that you generate with the colors. Your drawings are wonderful friend. I invite you to follow and see my works. I already did it with you. regards

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Thank you for the compliment! I’ll check it out ;)

Awesome!!

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Thank you!

beautiful drawing ... beautiful work of art

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Thank you so much @assad25

What amazing work. Thank you for sharing your process. It really allows people to follow along and gives people courage to try on there own!

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I hope so. I’m sure anyone can do it!

Wow. This is fabulous and fantastic. You really did a good job. Though i dont work with pastel I must search for this type of pastel and try it out.

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You did a great job!

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I’m not signing up for witness but thank you

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Thank you @hkniazi good luck to you too :)

Wow...that's impressive drawing. Makes me feel untalented! lol Thanks for sharing.

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I’m sure u have some sort of talent:)

i love this girl.

Simply spectacular...

Hermosos dibujo

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Well done. I've just painted a color pencil. Welcome to my blog.

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Okay thank you :)

great art. i love your art. if you don't mind .can you art a picture for me . your art picture i love. please yes .

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Thank you. But I still have a list of people I haven’t done. Sorry

This is amazing!! I always wanted to learn how to draw this good

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You can learn anything if you want. :)

Wow your work is incredible, I also draw a little. Success!

You're extremely talented. I don't think one can learn to draw that well...it's something you've got to be born with.

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I don’t think I was born with it

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Thank you!

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Very nice artwork!

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Good to know thank you!

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Very nice work. The red lipstick is a nice touch.

Amazing!!! truly beautiful your work, and totally inspiring. I'm happy to continue your work and I hope you follow me and see mine and give me your appreciation, I'm an illustrator just like you. Kisses

Wow...amazing picture for the first time testing pastel pencils. You are really a great painter! Thanks for sharing your talent.

You can draw anybody, that's cool. it takes patience for great results, I do not get tired of seeing it

@vaansteam What a beauty. You are a real talent. Always admired people who can draw. It seems impossible for me to learn this. You either know how to draw, or not.

Amazing, excelent drawings congratulations man you have a gift

It was very good! and you know. That will motivate you to try new tools in art... Greetings.

Superb sir ! How to be you? How to have a hand like yours? Your humble fan randemx , Idol!!!
GREAT JOB sir."

great work! i have never tried color pencils but maybe i should,

Muy buen retrato como siempre hermano.

You nailed it again! The lines are very smooth and precise, and the pastel colors are making the whole drawing to look soft. I appreciate, keep up the good work!

@vaansteam Nice wor using color pencils. Doesn't look like first time:-) It looks so professional!

Amazing artwork.

I haven’t used many pastel pencils. I too take issue with the problem of sharpening them. I find the “leads” don’t hold up well. They seem too often not to remain whole within the wood pencil casing. So, when you sharpen them, about half the time, the broken pastel leads are too short and just come out of the casing.

I’ve also found that the pastel leads are harder than chalk pastels, so the color takes a bit more work to finesse on the page, but never seems to have the depth of hue I can achieve with the classic chalk pastels. In addition, the lead pastels don’t blend as satisfyingly as the chalk variety. Did you find blending less finessed with leads over chalk? Messy as they are, for me, the chalk sticks for pastels just renders a more pleasing palette of colors, especially in blending.

Interestingly, I’ve had fewer issues with charcoal pencils. I actually prefer charcoal pencils to charcoal sticks. How do you feel about charcoal pencils?

Hi, I'm an admirer of your work. I love to draw, although I have not done courses for it, I do my drawings with what little I know ... greetings. @jenemigt.

Hi, I'm an admirer of your work. I love to draw, although I have not done courses for it, I do my drawings with what little I know ... greetings. @jenemigt.