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Pastel Tutorial by Sarahharas07 Pastel Tutorial by Sarahharas07
I have made a pastel tutorial, because some people have
asked me to do so and I could not even find a pastel tutorial at
DA, which quite surprised me. There were some links, but you know what they say: out there be monsters :D
What a lovely surprise to be on DA facebook's frontpage.
The amount of comments is heartwarming.
I will answer all in time, and thank you very much :heart::heart::heart:
And now a DD as well, oh wow :shocked: Thank you so very much :iconyayjumpplz:

These are the pastels I use
Soft pastels
Hard pastels

Bubo virginianus, Great Horned Owl.

The lovely reference picture is from :iconnuna:
Thank you Nuna for letting me use it. :hug:
You can find the photo here [link]
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Pastel Tutorial by *Sarahharas07 ( Suggested by diphylla and Featured by Elandria )
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muneeraart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Heart Heart Heart amaizing
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ZeCountess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kaomoji set 1 9/19 Thank you so much! 
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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HannaQLeez Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconhannaqleez:
HannaQLeez Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
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:iconsearleit:
Searleit Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Nicely done, and you explain it really well,
which isn't that common in tutorials :)
Good job, and thanks - this is very enlightening. 
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you that's very nice to hear :hooray:
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Searleit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
YW ^^
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tlc234lovelystars Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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tlc234lovelystars Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You are welcome. :)
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CarlosHurtadoSoriano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Fantastic tutorial!!!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :nod:
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Jessicachughes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks very much :hooray:
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AshesB Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AHH, tutorial!  thanks, this is super helpful :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :icongladlikeplz:
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castil09 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
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Good tutorial... I'm just not good at following directions. :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very  :D
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Alodix Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013

Oh, thank you for the link to your tutorial, It's very useful !!Hug 

 

When I see how detailed is your owl, I thought you used pencils pastels so I'm very surprised you did it with sticks !!! (I don't know how you call that form :p )

I have pencils and I can't do so detailed drawings... They never stay sharp more than 2 seconds and that gets me mad !!! I have Pastelmat paper and he's a rebel too...

But I'll try again following your patient method :)

 

Your job is awesome Clap 

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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you dearly for the compliment.

I know exactly what you mean with pastel pencils that do not stay sharp, it's awful.

 

I use the sides of the sticks, for the little lines and keep that sharp with sandpaper.

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Alodix Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I'll try your method ;)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconinuvantem:
Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful tutorial! Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to attempt this!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dankjewel :D
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xsanto Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate how EASY guides look - until you try them yourself and you just want to break a mirror or something :p I have tried doing pastels (the ones you use), and ..... I doubt I'll be doing it again. Very very very very very VERY nicely done :D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear it din't work out :tears:
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xsanto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the llama. Maybe it's because of the thickness of the pastels. I know you can get them in pencil form as well...maybe I'll try that one day :p
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Yes they are thick, that why I use the sides of the pastels.
It takes some time getting used to that.
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xsanto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I started using (and learned) those thick pastels back in my first year of art school and I still have them today. I just don't have the required technique to master it. It's not for everyone I guess :D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, maybe that's so, anyway there are lots of other great mediums to use, so why bother :nod:
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xsanto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well....every medium is great for something. I still have those pastels... but I tend to try something new all the time... last new item I tried was ink pencil. Before that, coal, before that, gel pens, before that pro-markers...you know...gotta try it all (as long as it's affordable) :p And maaaaaybe....in the future, I'd like to try pastel out again...or even mix :p
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, it seems you really like to experiment :D
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I love it! You must be happy with your talent :) Maybe some day this will help me A LOT! Thank you for that :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongladlikeplz: thank you very much dear for your very nice compliment.
And I do hope that tutorial will come in useful :iconheartglompplz:
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1Sariat1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
No problem! :) :)
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
thanks for making this tutorial going to try this but curious can u do this without using velors paper cause no ides where to get that
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome dear. To be honest I don't know for sure, because I've never tried other paper for pastels.
You do need special pastel paper however, not ordinary paper because that doesn't have enough tooth.

Maybe you can Google velourspaper to find a place where you can order that.
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
ok thanks my dad prints tarpolean so i think he can make ma some cause he makes me giant and small canvases so i think he can do that too
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be great :hooray:
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
yeah and he said that he would buy me pastels since my old one is very worn out and my grandpa is a carpenter so he works with paint, wood and sandpaper :D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's nice :nod:
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
yeah lucky me :D
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
i finally got my soft pastels but sadly i only got 12 colors and i cant find any velours paper
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
oh and how long would it take u to make one of these art works of urs just curious
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Coole tutorial, erg duidelijk uitgelegd en mooi om zo het proces te zien!:D
Ik waardeer dit soort stuff, tutorials zijn geweldig als ze goed zijn, en deze is dat zeker;)

COngratz ook met de D.D., die heb je wel verdiend:D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, dat vind ik erg leuk om te horen, dankjewel :nod:
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcomez;)
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Midnight-Sun-Art Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just wanted to thank you for making this tutorial :) Because of it (and your inspiring gallery of pastel works!) I decided to try out pastels, and found out I enjoy it really much! And I now have an separate folder in my gallery or pastel works!! So thank you!! (my soft pastel gallery if you want to have a look: [link] ) :heart:
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