Chalk Pastels In Water

by Akash
(Punjab, India)

Chalk pastels are great for producing a soft, delicate look to your picture.

But, if you soak a chalk pastel in a beaker of water for couple of minutes, then dry it off using a paper towel...

When you use it, the colour will be really bright and vivid.

(Don't leave the chalk pastels immersed in water for too long, through - or they'll go all soft and mushy.

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That's a cool tip...
by: Jill

It sounds like the same idea of how using water on a watercolor pencil drawing makes the colors much more vibrant and the pencil more paint-like.

by: Annette

Hey, when the painting dries, you lose the vivid color, right? Anything you can mix or spray it with to retain the "wet" look?

Great tip
by: kristen

thank you for the tip and I will definitly try this I want to become better with pastels. Thanks.

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