FINALLY GETTING A HANG OF THESE! | Mystery Art Box | Scrawrlbox Unboxing | Soft Pastels

FINALLY GETTING A HANG OF THESE! | Mystery Art Box | Scrawrlbox Unboxing | Soft Pastels


Here in my hands I have another ScrawlrBox I’m not entirely sure what month it’s from but one thing I do know is that I’m going to open it up, find out what’s inside and make something with it. ♪ It looks like pencils. Oh, that is a very pretty sticker! Here w e have the monthly ScrawlrBox sticker. We have the menu listing the art supplies and These look like pastels. Aw, they’re so small. That’s a really pretty color palette. These are by the company royal talons. But then it says Rembrandt on the front. I didn’t do too badly. I feel like with the crayon. The crayons, the watercolor crayons. I wonder if I can add water to these and have a similar effect. Let me see what these pencils are. Three “Bruy-n-zel-zeels” . I can’t read that. Bruynzeel Geh. [Laughs] Design pastel pencil. Oh, so they suggest using these for like broad colors and these for any sort of detail. That might help because usually when I use pastels, like the issue is trying to get more detail in your work So maybe if we layer over with these, we’ll be able to get some more desired effects. And finally we have the candy. It’s a Dipper Jordgubb smak, gluten free, strawberry, chewy caramel. There we go. I got to it in the end. [Short laugh] it’s always fun to see the candy in these boxes because they come from the UK and I do not come from the UK. This is very pretty but here is the featured artist print. This is by the artist Marlene Rye. See their information there Now what I wonder when I see something like this, especially when it’s done with pastels, is this done like on a much larger scale and then I’m seeing it in a smaller format because I think that can overwhelm me a little bit because then obviously they’ve provided some paper, Oh, this feels weird, is this sandpaper? But you see how the paper is also the size of this print I’m just wondering if the print was actually larger and then condensed, so I won’t be able to even get this much detail. Or if this is very similar to the size of the actual art piece. That’s my, my wondering and this is the paper I’m gonna have to read about this I – It feels… It feels like, like a very soft sandpaper, but then on the back, it’s almost like smooth watercolor paper. The paper is the Canson (Struggles) Mi-Teintes – [Laughs] Touch paper at 350GSM, as a unique surface texture for many creative possibilities and layering of pigment. They retain all dry pigments perfectly because they have micro abrasive surfaces, That’s that sandpaper feeling, created by a sanded primer, the ideal surface for dry pastels. What a co-inky-dink! I’ve got a few right here. Then the prompt word for today is reflective skies. This one’s more of a purple gray. And then this is more of like a green gray, maybe. So, we got a warmer one and a cooler one. [Tap, tap] The colors
probably will appear slightly different on this paper But there are only two here and they’re slightly different as well. So I think I’ll swatch these in I think what I will do is swatch them in my sketchbook then when I get a kind of idea of how they work, we’ll pick one of these and start practicing on that and then move to whichever one we pick for the final illustration. oh, I should use a… What’s that called? Like a pencil extender. I wonder if I have one. That’s large enough to fit these. That way, I’m not like scrunching my fingers and hurting my nerves. This is – Aw, these look really nice next to each other Something I always have trouble with, is kind of picking color palettes. So having one chosen for me, is really nice and I appreciate that. These look like they were curated very well and then we have the pencils as well. Again, no color names. We just have 36 31 and 50. Oh, those actually – These are more like charcoal pencils, huh. So they have like a – They’re very like dry feeling and they like catch the paper as you pull it across. It’s kind of like you’re drawing with chalk. That’s why it’s called a pastel pencil. I was thinking it was because it was a pastel color, but no, It’s like an art supply like a pastel. I feel kind of dumb, but that’s not new. We want you to let go a little and not worry about the subject itself, but more about the marks you make and how the colors interact and blend. Start with a sunset. I’m actually kind of excited. Usually I’m filled with a little bit of dread when I see these, I’m not gonna lie, but
I think the color palette is really sparking some interest. I don’t really see how these three colors fit into this color scheme, but maybe when we layer them, they’ll like blend together. I guess we’re thinking of a sunset. I was gonna find a thing to stick this in. [Hums tunefully] The darkest color this, what if we do something kind of interesting, sort of like a starry night situation and like blend these down to this. and then maybe that turns into like a yellow. I’ll have to look at a reference, but for now, let me just play with this. Ew, ew, shoot, I made green. Got a blend these separately and then do the orange so that it’s not so gross looking. I wonder if I can layer on top of it and get it more vibrant or if we’re stuck in the green. What if we switch it to this in there. Where the colors are kind of clashing. Kind of looks like a stormy sky to me. Will darkening it changed that in anyway? Oh and then this is what happens when you like… Incorporate these as well. Kinda details. See what layers, see what doesn’t. Very experimental over here. ♪ What I’m looking for is a little bit more vibrancy that
might be because of the colors I put next to each other like I really want this blue to pop. It’s almost like a cyan. Of course, I went and tried to throw a character in here What was that? Not only do I need to kind of figure out how the art supplies work together, but I need to find which colors look best next to each other and find a color scheme that I’m really excited about. Like obviously I mentioned I really like this color scheme, right? But then once using it in practice, you kind of have to figure out what colors are going to look best next to each other, which colors blend really well nice well into each other and things like that. So yeah, there’s lots to experiment with as we figure these out. Just use whatever’s on my finger. It really kind of pops next to that really dark one and it would be cool to include like some kind of stars but that would kind of be like a final detail, you know. It’s
almost like you just have to keep building up the colors to get them to be most vibrant. I mean that’s true for most art supplies. [Laughs] Huh. I say is if I’ve discovered something. [Gasps] Oh and I haven’t tried – I kinda just want to like, [Makes sqooshing sound] you know, why not? Mm-hmm. We’ll see what that does when it dries. I kind of like the like speckled textures. [Pencil drops] and I dropped a pencil. Also go ahead and use our erasers to probably erase these. [Laughs] What else? ♪ You have to like clean your eraser, otherwise, it just starts blending like your finger I wonder if a regular eraser would work better. ♪ Let’s try this with a wet paintbrush. It spreads really nice. It definitely kind of like leaves patchiness. See if I can blend them into each other. Be kind of interesting if you did like a flat wash sort of like this with the pastels as a base layer and then built up on that once it was dry. That’s kind of an interesting concept. Definitely not using these colors to their most advantageous arrangement [Laughs] Oh but I like how cotton candy that looks with the blue and the pink So maybe if we use less orange, it’ll give off that vibe a bit more. I wonder if I could use… not like a gel pen, but like a tiny eraser. I have a white pencil, too. I wonder if that would do. Just a regular old Crayola. Does nothing! This is my teeny tiny eraser. I think it actually came in a ScrawlrBox like forever ago Oooh! Yep, I think this will come in really handy. Look at those highlights. And like for smaller details. Hmm I think this is too small. Shoot! I know I had a big jumbo one for charcoal, but [clears throat] I honestly do not remember where that is or if I even still own it. Well, sometimes we just need to make sacrifices for things we love, like pastels. [low growl] Or I could just try and draw with my left hand , that would be even more freeing right? Oh my word how does one even begin? [Laughs, deep inhale] Drawing with your non-dominant hand. Oh, okay. Wait, no, left hand. [Laughs] I might as well do it when I can but like the areas that require much less Precision. I don’t like the way it feels and it’s like in the little cracks in ma skin. Let’s try not to like blend them out, except with the pastels and by pressing pretty hard. That should give us the most pigment and bang for our buck Switch between them. Blend them out. That’s more vibrant. What if do like clouds. Pink clouds. Kinda like the way the colors kind of blend with the one underneath of it [Laughs] You gotta be careful not a very forgiving art supply. I want to use lots of pinks and purples ’cause that just looks so pretty! Kind of lost its shape, the more I worked with it. Make something out of this one. [Giggles] This seems a little bit more celestial than I’m looking for. I kind of am desiring more of a sunset situation. Maybe if I like… I don’t know… Work on these clouds or should I go down the reference route? This looks so celestial that this makes me think of a UFO [Laughs] Let
me just try doing a drawing that uses a lot more water This isn’t watercolor paper by any means, but like I think it’ll give me a good idea of whether that works or not. I guess we could sketch with one of these. I’m just gonna keep it a person. I don’t know how much a body would be showing but let’s just do one of these. [Laughs] Feels like that’s what all I’ve been drawing lately is this pose but I’m not complaining. I don’t know if you are. Laughs] Alright, whatever. Now, I wanted to focus on water. Actually I don’t know what to do. [Laughs] I’m gonna do a gradient again. Dark at the top Gradients have really been tickling my fancy lately. Now let’s try add a little bit of water. I’m gonna try not use too much liquid and keep the color a pigment where I’ve laid the pastel, so that hopefully I’m not spreading it out too much. I can’t say I love that. It’s the way the color kind of moves around, not really behaving. Like it kind of just like spreads In an unflattering way [Laughs] and it kind of makes it look like a really cheap art supply. Maybe because I’m forcing it to do something it doesn’t want to. I guess that’s my fault. I don’t know what I’m doin’! well, I’m glad I tried that because I was like kind of optimistic about this idea and if I jumped in on one of these papers, I don’t know what I’d be doing right now [Laughs] Maybe crying. I’m gonna try and draw like a sunset. Without a dumb character in the front. [Suppressed, sarcastic laugh] Shadows underneath the clouds. all our different colors. ♪ It’s kind of just like the illusion of something instead of something specific. Which is what’s kind of really beautiful about abstract art You can see a lot of different things in it, or you can just kind of enjoy the way the colors look next to each other Nothing’s telling you what you have to think or feel about it. Not bound by any laws. although to make really beautiful abstract art, I think you are a little bit more constrained than what I just said because it has to have a form of beauty to it and whether that comes from the color choices or the shapes. There’s a reason like art rules exist and you have to understand them before you can break them in a way that’s appealing, I guess, or tells a story. Hmm Add a little purple there and up here. Let me just say I’m not at that point yet, [Laughs] I don’t even know all the rules yet. ♪ I think this is just like too many colors in one. Looks good pretty though. [Laughs] That’s like one of those things I feel like I could just work on forever. Like you just keep layering things and adding different little bits and bobs. I mean eventually it’s gonna look really crowded but like it’s really therapeutic ♪ What to do, what to do. I wonder if like you sketched something with one color and then use the color that kind of complements that and like layer it in and see how much of the sketch kind of shows through From there, you can layer a little bit more of what you used to sketch. Kind of like refine it. ♪ This is working pretty well, but then if I wanna like… hmm. What do I want to do? [Laughs] Use another color? Blend that down just to fade it out a bit. ♪ It’s kind of an interesting way to approach it because I like how it layers and blends and layers and blends and then you get kind of a complicated looking very simple drawing. I dig that. Kind of like these two things the best which
makes me think I’m supposed to do something like this but with something more like this in the background So what if we do something similar like this, sketch with the blue, blend it out with a light blue to create the character and then the outside do something more like this for the clouds. Okay, that’s it. That’s my plan. [Laughs] I don’t know if it really matters which one of these I use. They’re similar. enough, or I don’t think it’s going to have the biggest effect. Now I think I’m going to do a sunset last because my hands gonna be like touching it all the time So let’s work on the character. I’m gonna try that technique with the person here where I’m sketching. What if her hair is the clouds? [Clicks tongue thoughtfully] I feel like I need a thumbnail for that. Verrrrrrrrr- Horizontal. Oh drawing on this is weird. [Laughs] Just kind of like… Figure it out. Hopefully have like a cloud. Uh, hmm, hmm-hmm. Completely changed up the pose didn’t I? Oh this erases really easy on here. If we let the arms kind of just sort of float there. Just like clouds but like human-shaped clouds [Laughs ♪ Little pinky for elegance. I had this arm going like the same direction , like it’s flowing in the breeze Let’s draw some horizontal lines, in case I need to add more clouds just so that they’re even, you know, Do I want like clouds the cover… her bits or do I want to give her clothes? [Laughs] That’s kinda funny lookin’. Not crazy about the hair one. Since I can erase, I’m going to and redo that. I want it to be a bit more flowy looking. Just give it more of a actual hair sort of vibe. Now, do we want the light source to be here, So the clouds are bottom lit or top lit? I’m just going to layer it out. Oh, that doesn’t work the same at all. Does it? That blend. Okay, there we go, think I’m finding it. Don’t want it here though, that’s a cloud, that’s a cloud. That’s
kind of cool because the paper is a darker toned paper Pastels look real nice on that and like they lighten up instead of darken. Then from there, let me sharpen the pencil ]and do another pass ♪ Layer it a little bit more. Wait, that’s not the right one. This one ♪ Blend that with my finger too Little like places of highlight. Looks like a weird baby. [Laughs] More clouds. At the bottom we want more yellow and then it should go up to a blue if it’s like a sunset or actually, probably gonna use that same color but with more orange at the bottom ♪ Oh, this is where it’s gonna get so messy. Ahh! In to the – Or actually wait, Where does the orange go, I don’t know. is this a cloud or is this the sky we’re looking at right now Do we want the sky to be lighter than the clouds or darker than the clouds. I think I want the sky lighter than the clouds. Oh, those blends so softly. Oooh. Okay this paper, mm-hmm, it’s trying to win me over It actually keeps the vibrancy even after you blend it. Adding in more blue This is actually working a lot easier. I’m actually getting like the effects I’m looking for. That’s pretty! Look at it. Wow. Wow! Oh me Owen Wilson ’cause wow. Now this cloud looks like it’s bit more in the distance. So I’m thinking – Let me try using this blue. At least for a first layer, so that looks like we can layer these. I could probably blend it out too. Just because it’s probably a wispier cloud in the background. If I do that. Then clean my finger so we don’t have the dark color on it anymore. That way when I go back to adding in the light blue, I can blend it and not have a super dark color. Yay! Okay, it’s working! Part of me thinks I’ve just never liked pastels because I was using it on the wrong paper, ’cause this is – This kind of impressive to be honest. It’s a lot easier for me to like wrap my brain around ♪ It’s really fun painting clouds with your fingers. Should we go up to like a purple the higher we go? Well I guess first we should switch to this blue and then maybe a purple ♪ [Gasps] I’m getting a hang of this. [Tap tap] It might
also just look really pretty compared to the gray color [Laughs] and on white it’s just not quite as vibrant, but I’ll take it. I like it. I like it a lot and I like that I’m doing clouds because then I can go up against the edges and let it fan out and not worry about messing it up because clouds are strange shapes and they’re very soft, like soft pastels! This isn’t the first time I’m drawing cloud hair, but it might be the worst. [Short laugh] Okay now for the clouds, I think I decided I want them darker on the top. So I guess we’ll do darkest orange at the top and then a much lighter, let’s do the yellow at the bottom Just do a pink one right here and see if that shows up. Where’s my pink pencil!? Save me pink pencil. I’m not sure that works. I wonder if I’ll be able to layer that. Later, let me just blend out this… Orange cloud. I don’t know. We’ll only know about trying it out! So the bottom is really light whatever this color is, peach, then it blends into this yellow. I guess it’s more of an Orange. I can also use the actual page color. [Finger tapping] If I deem it necessary. Layering that up till it’s the color I’m looking for That doesn’t to me. Like the body would be casting a bit more of a shadow. So maybe if I switched to this back here You could almost add a little bit of like rim… Like that. I kinda want it to have more pink in it too though ♪ Then a little bit of purple. Maybe I’m just gonna give up on my pink idea and just go with the orange and blue which looks nice. It’s just.. [Mouth smacking] I wanted something different than that. W”as this a separate cloud? How did it end up the same piece? Try and fade that in the back ♪ Can kind of exaggerate this shape more. It does have a cloud appearance So I’m not like too worried, but it’s not really how I visualized it. But I think it looks kind of nice. I like the softness Can try to get rid of that pink. I
also kind of like how it looks with like a few extra strokes I added a little more orange down here. The pink cloud still makes little sense to me. Fix these back clouds still. It’s a little confusing. Maybe if I change the shape. ♪ I feel like at this point the character is the weakest part. I don’t know what I should do about that Maybe just make it more blue like the sky behind it. So it blends in just a smidge. I think that’s what I’d be most interested in seeing. That’s what I’ll do. Then we can use this, For the detail that we need. I kind of like that, it makes her look kind of invisible So the only reason you see her is because she’s surrounded by the orange clouds. That’s kind of an interesting thing I guess I’ll stick with that for now. ♪ These eyebrows are something else, aren’t they? I’ll be able to bring it down into the lips too. I wonder if I can blend the red with the blue. Just get a darker blue. Some of these clouds are starting to fade. Just make them pop a little more. Think I’ll change the purple at the top to this. Make sure that’s pretty well blended. I wonder how far down that should go. I wonder if this cloud in the front here should be dark blue just to incorporate more of that color. If not, hopefully I’ll be able to erase it and change it. [Laughs] ‘Cause I’m doing it! That kind of works. I wonder if I should add… Something to it, just to make it more than just one tone. Just maybe some like detail work and maybe getting rid of this purple cloud. [Laughs] Sorry purple cloud! You are the weakest link. Goodbye! Try using this eraser. Doing a little bit of… Rendering and detail work. Finalizing any of the really empty places. I wish I could have been able to use some of like the pink’s or the purples in this but I’m also kind of happy that I limited my color palette even more because I’m really happy with the way the colors turned out and that’s my favorite part of this is just the color scheme, so I’ll take it. [Laughs] I think a big deal is when I added in like that dark navy blue because it just added so much more contrast and dimension to the piece. Where this before it was kind of like but now it has like some depth to it. I don’t know if I used it correctly, but it’s there Is there like a way to seal pastel art? Like do you have to put it behind a frame or is it like destined to be a fingerprint disaster for all eternity? Look how dry my fingers are! Oh gross. You can see every line. I do have to say that I think pastels are way more fun when you use them on a paper where the colors actually like maintain their pigment So I have to admit this was way more fun than any past experience with pastels and I’m pretty happy with it. Okay, I need to go wash. Thank you guys for watching and I want to send a big thank you to ScrawlrBox for sending me this box to try out and to share with you guys I’ll see it goes all next week and I hope you have a delicious evening below waffles. Bye! ♪

100 thoughts on “FINALLY GETTING A HANG OF THESE! | Mystery Art Box | Scrawrlbox Unboxing | Soft Pastels”

  1. Chalk pastels are one of my favorite mediums. They blend so easily and you can layer the heck out of them (on the right surface)

  2. There is a "fixative" to seal pastels it comes in a spray can.. I believe it's the sealant under the name krylon since there is also a sealant for acrylic paint

  3. Hairspray! That’s how I seal in my pastels. You can buy expensive specific art stuff but I’ve found hairspray works just as well 😊

  4. you can seal pastel art with fixative spray! just remember to open a window or do it outside even bc that stuff is not good for your lungs.

  5. Fixative spray is how you make your pastels permanent, same with charcoal, it's basically a glue and finish all in one.

  6. Rin*sees pastels
    Rin*disgusted when she sees pastels
    Me*ohhh Rin can’t use pastels
    Also me* can’t wait to see this

  7. Rin, there are pastel holders for those who do not want to pickup the sticks. I have been watching a lot of pastel painting videos and most artists just use the whole stick on its edge or on the side for a larger sweeping color swatch! Oh PAPER DOES MATTER! I have looked into making my own as it is quite pricey! You are truly amazing and I know that you can create no matter what the art supplies are! Nicely done! You might check out “Alain Picard” here on YouTube he is a fantastic pastel painter!

  8. For your sketchbook pieces you would seal them with hairspray because they aren’t as important but it will greatly reduce smudging and fallout. A sheet of tracing paper or something similar should be left between the pages to keep everything from mixing together as well. 😜 For finished artwork you would definitely want an archival fixative spray time seal it enough that you won’t have to worry. I try to put a blank or doodled on sheet of paper between these types of messy artworks before storing. Framing will for sure keep it in tact though. 😉 didn’t know if this would be helpful for you or anyone else but I thought I’d share. 😅 LOVE your cloud goddess result!! Super gorgeous!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💓

  9. you should do a challenge where you draw something using only warm or cool colors (idk if someones already done this)

  10. It would be cool if we could see you try to do realism. If you want to. But I think it would be a cool experience.

  11. every artist experienced apiece where it is the best they've ever produced then they push it to far and ruin it. felt like this happened when she said she could use the paper color for the hair cloud and she ruined it with the pink. Not to say the end result isn't good. just constructional criticism

  12. You can use hairspray to seal pastels, it does darken them a bit,, im sure there is some other sealant specifically designed for pastels, but i just use hairspray.

  13. Probably been said already, but there are a spray fixatives for pastels and other dry media! When applying you'll want to do so in a well ventilated area. I like Workable fixative too because it allows you to continue to layer which can help if you're doing something really large and need sections to keep from smudging.

  14. I know this doesn’t have much to do wit da video but I ordered ohuhu markers and I’m so exited bc u sometimes use em 😀

  15. There are spray coatings available to make pastel paintings more stable when done. Krylon Workable Fixatif is perhaps the best known, though there are others that may do the job better.

  16. There are spray coatings available to make pastel paintings more stable when done. Krylon Workable Fixatif is perhaps the best known, though there are others that may do the job better.

  17. hi sorry, I know your abstract monologue was very heartfelt and philosophical but your sunset looked like a cheeseburger for the longest time and I couldn’t pay attention to what you were actually talking about bc ~*pretty patty*~

  18. I feel like before the navy blue clouds were added, she was a character of a soft sad but romantic mystical story. And after the clouds were added, it became a deeply philosophical vindictive mythical story.

  19. Here’s some early congratulations to 2 million! It’ll happen any second now! Thats for making entertaining videos!

  20. You can use hairspray to seal it ^^ also there is a spray that's made specifically for sealing those kinds of things, it also makes it so that you can add layers

  21. Sees jordgubb smak, hears waffles pronounciation -> That's what I will call it in the future, it was so cute

  22. This doesn't scream sunset to me as much as it would if there were more orange and yellow in the piece but this is gorgeous nonetheless. Pastels can be challenging and messy to work with and you nailed it!

  23. Me when I find out I'm seeing this late: RUN UPSTAIRS TO MY BEDROOM AND GRAB THE SKETCHPAD AND PENCIL I NEED TO WATCH THIS

  24. I don't like those pencils, only because of the sound it makes scratching like nails on a chalkboard *cringes…

  25. You can buy a spray to seal pastels although I forgot the name. I'm sure you'll find it if you google it though. I honestly hate using pastels because they're so messy so I rarely use them – the chalk dust goes literally in 👏 every 👏 damn 👏 place 👏

  26. This looks so pretty Rin!! You can actually seal pastels with some sealant sprays, heck I’ve used hairspray before as long as you apply it in even thin layers it will help it last! It can still come off sometimes tho

  27. I always get so confused by the sweets because I'm from the UK and I've never seen any of the ones you receive 😅

  28. Clear spray paint will seal pastells really nicely!! It's what we always do with charcoal/pastel drawings in my art classes.

  29. You can spay it with sealer or if you don't want to purchase sealer and only want to fix this one illustration you can use hairspray!!! be careful with that paper though, if it gets wet it gets ruined. one time I was working with it and accidently spit on it and there was a little spit shaped hole in the paper 🙁

  30. I think most general art fixatives will work on pastels! If you buy a workable fixative, it will also allow you to continue to work on top of it, I know some people who use pastels to make large artwork spray their piece semi regularly mid process so they don't get pastel everywhere!

  31. Hey DrawingWiffWaffles I love you and you inspire me so much. And I was wondering were do you get your sketch book?

  32. You can find a setting spray for pastels at any art store, or maybe even Walmart. They lock in the the chalk to keep it from smudging!

  33. Rin use fixative on the art! Just spray it on and it will seal it and it won't smudge anymore 🙂 I use it with pastel and charcoal work, when I find the inspiration to use those media 😀 It's a huge help! Just maybe open a window or do it outside, it's not good to breathe that stuff 😅

  34. I recommend adding workable fixative or even hairspray if you get to a point where you can’t build chalk pastels anymore. Then more fixative when it’s done is handy heh :3 I don’t use them much now but yeh I love them. And you’re right, the featured artist’s original work would have been much bigger I reckon. I used to work HUGE (almost as big as me lol) coz pastels kinda lend themselves to it, yknow. I think you did an awesome job. Your work’s so gorgeous Rin!!

  35. Check out Bokkei here on youtube, she does a lot of pan pastel work on this type of paper, she is an AMAZING artist. You might enjoy pan pastels too.

  36. Almost couldn't sit through this whole video. The sounds of the pastels and those pencils against paper makes my skin crawl shutters

  37. Hi there is a product called “Fixative” that seals pastel and chalk artworks. There is a final and a workable. Good stuff!

  38. That paper is "mi-teintes", "half tints", on pastel shades. Canson does them also in bright colors.
    Canson paper was the paper of choice in art classes in french schools when I was a kid. We had to get a pack of "C à grain" (slightly grainy, 125 mgr paper) every year, and sometimes "mi-teintes", depending on the teacher's whim.
    It's a rather safe bet to say that generations of french kids learned to draw on Canson paper.
    I for one tend to get Canson paper, either in packs, big sheets or blocks, whenever I get drawing paper. Kind of a learned reflex !

  39. Spray the pastel drawing with hair sprary to seal it or if you for some strange reason fell in love with pastels( i hate them but was forced to used them in art classes) they sell sealants specifically for pastels and charcoals in craft stores and on Amazon

  40. I use soft pastels I use a q-tip to blend the small and detailed areas maybe in the future if you ever use them you can try that

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