Oil Pastel Project
Students will be able to:
- Layer colors using oil pastels.
- Use a reference to aide in the creation of their drawing.
- Recognize and Identify Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork.
- Follow the creative process for creating their drawing.
1. Concept (Use own reference or someone you know)
2. Composition (foreground, middle ground, background)
3. Craftsmanship (No black, layering colors, no smudging, Optical Mixing)
4. Process (Documentation of Practice)
5. Reflection/Artist's Statement (Where did you get your reference? What did you do well? What could you improve on?)
1. Get a reference
2. Get a 9”x12” piece of drawing paper
3. Create a ½” border on drawing paper
4. Create a proportional grid on both the drawing paper and reference using light lines (OPTIONAL)
5. Create contour lines (outlines), using light lines
6. Erase Gridlines
7. Add oil pastels demonstrating layering and cross contour lines.
- Optical Mixing
- van Gogh
Oil Pastel Examples
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- Don't press too hard at the beginning. Allow the colors to build up...they're easier to mix.
- Experiment with colors in your sketchbook before on your project.
- Use a scrap piece of paper or paper towel to wipe excess pastel from your oil pastel.
- Smudge with your oil pastel and not your finger.
- Mix to get darker and lighter values.
- Don't use black!