Watersoluble Oil Pastel pear artwork
Step 1: Your designStart with a light Yellow Ochre colour to plot in the shape of the pear onto the paper. Once the shape is there you can start to build up the tone- lighter on the light side and heavier on the shadowed side.
Step 2: Blending coloursAdd a lighter yellow now to bring out the shape and then introduce a darker colour like orange, feathering it into the yellows already down. Red can also be used to accentuate the curves of the pear.
Step 3: WatercolourNow wet the brush and start to wash in the pastels on the paper, turning them into beautiful watercolours.
Step 4: Create depthYou can now take a deeper colour like purple or blue and continue to add shading to the pear. This will give the shape even more depth. Using a dry pastel over wet paper provides interesting textual effects.
Step 5: Brighten it upUsing a colour like a light blue will help to brighten up the tones. You can then take the brush and blend the colours into one another again.