Soft pastels - crisp edges: How?
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Really nice still life your colours are greatl you can use your fingers to soften colours ( but don’t lick them afterwards) . Are the pastels you are using a rounded tip ? You can get a point on it by using a bit of sand paper then use a harder line to emphasise the edges. Nice work.I am using MUNGYO Soft Pastels they are mini cubed pastels and square shaped so used the edge to score a line but of course can sand them into a point to emphasise the edges I suppose..... thank you Sylvia, have just launched off into soft pastels for still-life subjects.
Nicely rendered soft pastel work, a few areas could benefit from sharpening up a touch. Sylvia has given you the answer, or you can use good quality pastel pencils - Caran D’ache in particular are excellent.Thank you Alan, Its the first pastel still-life ever attempted and I was rather dubious at first how strong to dab and rub in but once I started on the flesh tones of the peel, I discovered that the dark particles could be wiped carefully with dry brush,, it was amazing as the darker pigments didn't smudge and it was almost like an eraser sweeping over the plush red and pinks! Am using MUNGYO Soft Pastel elongated square tip so can sandpaper into a point for outline effect maybe....