Colouring Book Tutorial. Colour Pastel Background Made Easy.


Hello. This is Peta Hewitt, La-Artistino back again with another video. Today I’d like to give you a tutorial on another method of colouring backgrounds, one that I’m seeing more and more often, and that is – using pastels to shade the background in, instead of trying to colour manually by hand with pencils. I’ve used this technique a couple of times and I’m quite excited about it! It’s fast and it’s fun and gives a very satisfying result. Here, I’ve used it on this simple fish drawing in ‘Completely Relaxing Colouring Book Series 6 – Peaceful Ocean’ This was my experiment, to see how it would go. And here I’ve used it in – ooh, I’ve taken the cover off but it’s actually in ‘Enchanted Forest’. And here you can see a beautiful background, very quickly done, the background in all took me I think less than 15 minutes … and it works very well once you’ve sealed it. You can use different pencils and gel pens. Now I’ll show you the equipment I’ll be using…. First of all, my pastels. I’ve got an old set of Windsor & Newton Soft Pastels, now note they are ‘soft pastels’ and not ‘oil pastels’ Oil pastels have an oily feel to them, and soft pastels are more chalky. This is a set I bought about 30 years ago, I believe they’re a little more expensive now, I paid $30.60 Australian dollars. This is what they look like in the box, and this is what I’ll be using. You don’t have to use this brand, there are lots of brands both expensive and cheap. You can try any of them, I have only experienced using these ones. And I’m quite happy with it, but I’m sure you’ll get good results with any. As with any technique, please test it beforehand before putting it in your book. Also, what you will need is a cutter – a little box cutter, I use one of these. Some pads to smooth the pastel out. These little makeup pads I think are absolutely perfect… You can buy a set of these, I’ve seen them individually, you can buy them in chemists. And they look like that (that one is a bit used), they are usually pristine white; you can chuck them away with each colour you use. There are other methods of smoothing the pastel out, some people like to use cotton balls I find I can’t get a smooth result with these. For little areas you could try one of these little double-ended cotton buds. These are kind of special, this particular brand has a pointy tip on one end and a flat tip on the other which is really good. These are great for little tiny areas that you want to get into. For this video today, we’re just going to use a flat pad. Now the other thing you may use is an eraser, I’ll tell you why you need these in a little while. Just a soft white eraser is best, I find the coloured ones and the hard ones tend to damage the paper. Another eraser that is very useful is one of these clicker ones. They come in lots of different brands, I particularly like using this one which is made by Pacer, Because the ends are held very firmly in place and don’t tend to push back in when you use them. And one of my favourite new tools, thanks to a friend of mine, is a little electric eraser. Made by Derwent, and I will talk about these in depth in a later video. These are great for tiny little corners and areas if you just want to take a little bit off. They are quite good erasers too, and the tips are replaceable. Next, you will need some fixative. With pastels, they have a nasty habit of smudging and getting on your fingers and getting everywhere so if you want to protect your work when it’s finished, you will need to spray with with fixative. The one I use is a ‘workable’ fixative, this is a matte. This is made by Micador. If you ask at your craft store, they’ll have workable fixative. The other things that I would recommend…. because pastels are so messy, and because I tend to be an absolute klutz and I get stuff EVERYWHERE when I am using messy materials… I have a wet hand-cloth, very carefully wrung out so I don’t drip it everywhere. Just to clean my fingers on so I don’t get paw prints on everything. And a hand towel just to wipe my hands. So I don’t get wet marks everywhere. And I think that’s about it! Okay, we will start! Okay, here we go. This is the picture I’ve chosen in Johanna Basford’s ‘Lost Ocean’ to do today, I’ve chosen this particular picture because we’ve got a lot of white space It is a good one to do your pastels in. For starters, you’ll notice the facing page I’ve covered with cling wrap, and that’s to try and stop the pastel dust from contaminating that picture. All I’ve done is folded it over and tucked it in to try to hold it in place. I haven’t tried this before but we’ll see how we go. In my experience, you don’t get much pastel dust on the other side and you can rub it out before you spray fixative. So, to begin we’ll choose our colours. So for scenes in the ocean, we’ll go for some nice ‘greeny’ colours. And I particularly like this one out of the Windsor & Newton range. Now you grab your pen knife, just expose a little bit of the blade and you should always take care when you have sharp objects in your hand Press the book down That’s the problem with the binding of these books, you’ve really got to push them around Now take your pen knife and just scrape. All I’m doing is I’m scraping pastel dust very gently, you don’t need much pressure onto the page around the fish. I’ll do a close-up so you can see how it’s done. Once again, take your knife take your pastel and just scrape. You don’t need much pressure at all. Now I would recommend that you just put a little bit on to begin with, You can always add more if you want it. Once you’ve put some on, take your pad so take your makeup-remover pad fold it into a little edge like that flatten it out a little bit so you’ve got a nice surface. Place it on, and to start you just dab it. And then rub it in with little circle movements. Now, there is a step I’ll recommend…. because I just remembered it and it’s something I recommend you do, and that is to grab a piece of paper (printer paper is perfect) if you don’t have printer paper, then shiny glossy magazine covers will do. Now just pop it in-between the pages that you’re working in. Just to try and protect the page below. Something I should’ve done to start off with, but it’s never too late to do it. I want this a little bit darker so I’m going to scrape on a little bit more chalk. And just rub it in. Just little circle motions, try not to pick up and drag it around too much or you’ll get streaky marks. But if you do get streaky marks, just rub and the streaky marks will go. While the pastels haven’t been fixed, they are quite moveable and you can rub a bit of it off if you don’t like it. And on that note, don’t be afraid to cross over the lines onto the actual drawing itself if you want a nice even surface going right up to the edge of the actual artwork. And I’ll show you why in a sec. So just do this for the entire picture, I’m going to pan the camera back so that you can see me cover the entire picture. As you can see, I’m not happy with the depth of colour here, so I’m just adding more. Just little circle motions. I find just lifting and placing, and lifting and placing and I do that particular rhythm to avoid making blotchy areas or streaks. You can practice this yourself on a piece of paper. And you’ll get the hang of how to get a nice smooth background. Alright, I think that looks fairly smooth now. Now, if you want to add another colour over the top that’s easy! Just select another piece but you wouldn’t want to select something like red, because the red will mix with the green and it will give you a bit of a yucky shade, a bit of a brownish shade. So I would stick with colours that would appear on either side of the colour wheel. Probably a dark green would be good, or a blue. I’m going to go with a darker green and I’m just going to pop a little bit in the corners. just to frame the fish. so just use the same technique. I find this dark green quite intense, so I’m only going to dust on a little bit. And that will help focus your attention on the fish in the centre. There are all sorts of possibilities for this particular picture. If you’re a bit artistically inclined, you could draw some nice seaweed in the background. I might do that for the facing page, there is a similar picture on the facing page. Now again, pick up one of these. I would recommend a different one for every colour. Just to stop the colours from mixing. And now just dab it a little bit, to pick up the colour and just start rubbing it in. I just want a subtle look. I don’t want it too dark. Probably the hardest bit I think is the spine, just because it bends. You can try to get it perfect if you like, I’m quite happy with the way it is turning out. And it’s just tinting the corners of the page. What you’ll notice about this technique is just how fast and easy it is to achieve a really smooth, nice background. Which is more interesting than just the plain white background. But if you want, you could just have this fish on the plain white background. It’s up to you. It’s coming along nicely, I’m rather happy with that. Just a little bit of a tint in the corners. If you want to remove any of the pastel at this stage, you can lighten it by using a clean one of these or just the back of the one you’re using and getting rid of some excess if you’ve put too much on. Or, as I’ll show you in a minute, if you want to clean up your centre figure which in this case is the fish now we need to move onto the erasers. Now I’m just going to blow to get the excess powder off to see what I’ve got and I have a look at it I can see there is a bit of a wet mark on that spot there, I must have got a bit of moisture on it but we’re not going to worry too much about it, it’s fairly minor. Now if I really wanted to, I could wait for it to dry and then rub it off and re-apply. But I’m not going to be too fussed. Now, as I was saying – erasers. So here’s the next step. This is where these guys come in. Now before using the fixative, you can go through and just take away excess colour If you accidentally go over the lines, and go into the background colour which you want to retain that’s an easy fix! Just pick up your pad again, and rub the colour back on. Now I’m just going to go around and do some here. And that’s alright up to a point, but if you want to get into the finer details, and these pictures do have a lot of fine details, try one of these ones. And just rub it around the edges. Now I’m not going to be fussed to take it all the way back to clean, or all the way back to the edges because when you colour over the top, unless you want to leave areas white, it’s so feint it’s not going to show through. I’ll grab a clean tissue. and just flick the rubber shavings off. And if you’re lucky enough to have one of these bad boys, just press the button, hold it down and just put it where you want the pastel removed. very gently, very carefully. Now a word of warning: these guys do jump around a bit, you can feel it, it’s pulling you off to one side. So go very gently and slowly with a firm hand and you should be right. And just continue until you’ve finished the entire fish. Okay now the next step is to use the fixative. And here, as I said is the one I use, made by Micador, an Australian brand. It is ‘workable matte fixative’. The matte will give it a ‘tooth’ which means you can go over the top with pencil or whatever and the pencil will hold in the tooth. Don’t grab a glossy fixative because it will be harder to colour over. There are other brands that make it just check at your local hobby store. Important: don’t do it inside I don’t know what the effects of the fumes are on your lungs, but I don’t want to find out either! So let’s take it outside and give it a good spray. So that’ll be off-camera. But just to show you what I’m doing, I’m holding the spray about 10 inches or or perhaps 25 centimetres above my subject, and quickly just swish, swish, swish. Making four passes quickly, and another four swish, swish, swish, swish and that will be plenty. You don’t want to saturate the picture. And you don’t want to use this stuff where you’ve already coloured-in with gel pens or with markers because that’ll make them bleed through. So only on the pastel or the pencil, this guy. And that concludes my tutorial on how to do backgrounds with pastels. If you’d like to see me complete this Fishy Fellow, please click through to my next video.

85 comments

  • USMCMom2016

    Thank you so much for this informative video! I have both chalk, and oil pastels. I have been struggling with using them because getting in tight areas takes so long. You've helped me tremendously!

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  • Renee Lanier

    Thank you thank you thank you! I sooooooo need these types of teaching videos!!!!!!! Please do lots more teaching videos, it truly helps a beginner like me!!!!!
    Best Wishes,
    Renee

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  • Renlish

    That was fantastic. I was always told to do the pastels after you've coloured everything as the pastel won't adhere to the waxy/oily finish of the pencils but I always wondered how to go about "setting" the pastel without ruining the colouring.

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  • Renee Lanier

    Hi! Where is your fish video? I can't find it!
    🙂

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  • Sheri Willshire

    Fantastic video! I'm wondering if the or workable fixative
    would allow me to use the intense pencils and a water brush?

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  • Zundie Zundapp

    A big thank you ! It was hard to understand how pastels work. Now i'm happy with what i do. Watch it here if you want : http://zundapp-couleurs.tumblr.com/post/133075160532/num%C3%A9ro-63-12-novembre-2015-dessin-imprim%C3%A9

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  • Gramma P

    Enjoy your tutorials so much..I just started coloring adult coloring books, and need your help. Thanks

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  • QuiltingWithMeSew

    Peta ♥ So pretty, thank you for mentioning all of the supplies we will need to buy.  I must  buy one of the beautiful coloring books.

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  • Betty Tolbert

    Greetings!!! I think using soft pastels in the background is a great idea, i have a set already and now I have a great use for them, i was going to try a light wash in watercolors, but using soft pastels is a better idea!!!! I give it a 10+++!! Thank You!!

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  • whingedog11

    I recently bought pastels and had no idea what to do with them. Now, I do. Thank you for this video.

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  • zsofi

    can you use hairspray instead of fixative? i went to art school when i was young and i remember we used hairspray to fix them,but i'm not sure if i made that up or not 🙂

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  • Judy Mason

    Absolutely great tutorial! Thank you for sharing your technique. Finished picture is really lovely as well.

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  • Gizmo 21

    keep your amazing videos going. I love them! the vibrancy of colour, the technics you show us. thank you so much.

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  • reikiessence11

    Unable to sleep, my creative mind wondered – and it wondered right over to discover I am in fact not totally loopy for using the same technique !
    I cannot draw to save myself, but have found art therapy useful for years; so thank you Peta for your tips. Love hearing a fellow Aussie voice to.
    "Rubber" usage unite !

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  • Sylvia

    Wouldn't using oil pastels leave a more richer color on the page? Is there a downside to using oil-based pastels? Anyone??

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  • Dina M

    Does it work with regular chalks too?

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  • feistyqueenb

    why do you and not just use it as a crayon?

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  • Yvonne Anagnost

    Fantastic video, well done and extremely helpful to me as a novice colorist. What is the guitar music in the background? I love it, and would like to add it to my music library.

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  • Marianna Botte

    I can't wait to try this technique! But what gel pens did you use in that enchanted forest picture? It looked so silvery and metallic!

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  • Misden de León

    how long did you waited to start coloring after spraying it?

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  • Fran Makin

    Love how you do your colouring tutorials can you do one using water colour pencils please x

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  • Lynn Brandt

    WONDERFUL video! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!

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  • Colouring for GrownUps

    What an EXCELLENT TUTORIAL!!! I have recently finished my first Artist's Edition of Secret Garden. The Secret Door. I have been searching for instruction on "how" to do the background, other than with a million shaded pencil strokes. I would never have even known about pastels and how they are used. Alas, I wish I had watched your tutorial BEFORE I did my big picture! I threw caution to the winds and shaded in a soft black path leading away from my secret door – and it really looked dreadful. Fortunately I have now been able to erase most of the dark path. 

    Live and learn 🙁

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  • cheryl7476

    I am so glad I found you! I now have learned, I can use pastels on backgrounds and make them beautiful, without having to spend a great deal of time, always using watercolor!!! Your tutorials are so nice to watch, and your voice is as soothing as your background musica. As always, thank you for taking the time to show us how to use pastels in our artwork.

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  • It's Not Daisy

    I'm British and we say rubbers too

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  • Alexis Calle

    Excellent tutorial, very well done. Thankyou.

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  • Esther Neijman

    you could use the eraser to create some stripes of sunlight reaching in too. 🙂

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  • Pam Prosser

    "Beaudy"

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  • Pj Lewis

    Enjoyed. Thanks! I use masking tape rather than plastic wrap & as long as one remembers to first touch it to your skin or clothing so it won't damage paper, it works great.

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  • line fristad

    hello😀 great video! how can I make a dark or black background? I have seen some people do that in this book and it looks great! Can u make a tutorial on how to do that?

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  • Deanna Gearinger

    I'm just starting this hobby. Do you always use the pastels for the background before coloring in the page? I love the idea of this process because penciling in backgrounds seems very daunting to me. Thanks for your help.

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  • Deanna Gearinger

    Another question. Do you ever take pages out of your coloring book and put it in an album? If so, what is the best way to disassemble coloring books? I don't think I want to deal with coloring close to the binding edge. I am waiting to receive my first order of coloring books; i.e. secret garden and enchanted forest. Thanks for your help.

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  • Patrícia Barbosa

    my secret garden when I use soft pastel my paper peel off and the colour seems a little bit darker, imagine that background of the paper mixed with pastel and turned the colour more dark than actually it is.

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  • MWB_ARTS Creative Journey

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial on using the soft pastels as a BG in this process! I am using this method to bring life to a piece I did on youtube an credited this tip back to you!

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  • Cx News

    In America we call rubbers=condoms

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  • daisy3690

    beautiful results! thanks for sharing

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  • daisy3690

    ouch. Beautiful work. thank you for sharing

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  • Yvette Williams

    I found a tiny grater from Walmart that works so well and quick for grinding down the chalk. The cost was like 1.00.

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  • karen holman

    lov ur vid. im 61 yr old stroke survivor..limited use in left hand. im new to adult colouring omg i looov it. its something i can do with just the 1 hand and its helping me with relaxation. i lov it soo much
     . can u pls tell me where to get the chalk stuff u were shaving onto the paper? thx karen.. [email protected]

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  • Beauty for Fabulous Forties

    Hello Peta,
    Do you find that using rubbers damages the tooth of the paper?
    Thank you for the lovely video.
    Tracy (Canada)

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  • ithinklikeacow

    Hi just wondering if Derwent soft pastel pencils would work for this technique as well? Love your videos thanks for sharing 😊

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  • Michelle Meireles

    Did you ever tried foil transfer sheets or gold leaves on your coloring books? Thank you, I love your tutorials, coloring is so much soothing than knitting for me.

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  • Michelle Meireles

    Did you ever tried matte finish modpodge to seal the pastel down?

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  • Megan Perritte

    My mother and I love your videos. We have talked about pastels and this video really helped. I have one question for you. Does the fixate hurt the paper at all? Cause wrinkles or the paper to bend? The after picture it seemed to look really good so I am going to guess that it doesnt, but how does handle aging, will the paper fold and wrinkle the older it is? Thank You and Happy Coloring!

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  • Nicole LeBlanc

    Do you absolutely have to use the fixative on the pastels? I love the idea of the pastel backgrounds but not sure about wanting the fixative in my colouring books. Thanks in advance!

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  • Yvette Williams

    Cheap Eyeshadow from the dollar store works great too. No shaving needed.

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  • Cleo Fraser

    Can you colour with pencils OVER the Fixative once you've sprayed your image?

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  • Southern Angels Stamping

    Hello, I am a new Sub.. I have enjoyed watching your coloring videos! I have just bought me some of these coloring books to color in but not the same one you have. I'd love to get that one but I have not been able to afford it yet. I can only get the $5. – $10. books. I tried using my alcohol markers in one and they bleed real bad over the black lines so I stopped and have to see what kind of medium I can use. I have just started making some videos this year and plan on doing many more! I am in the middle of cleaning and redoing my art room right now so it's been hard to find a place to sit and do art or even video till I can get it finished! I have been working very hard by myself! Would you please check out some of my videos and Sub to me to help my channel grow? I would really appreciate it a lot! Thank you and have a blessed day 🙂

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  • Charli Starr

    Thank u so much for this tutorial! I was looking for a technique that was easier than colored pencils for backgrounds ! I have a question, is it necessary to spray the fixative on or can I just leave it be? Will it rub off?

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  • Enviotonin85

    HI Peta, you can try holding the electric eraser the same way you hold a pencil or marker, and use either your thumb or index finger to press the button, and your middle finger to support the lower part of the "device". and use heavy duty or used alkaline batteries. That way it will reduce the vibration of the motor.

    For me i actually brought one from Daiso for $2 and fit it with Derwent electric eraser refills.

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  • Becca_Biscuit

    can you use felt tips and alcohol markers on top of the fixative? awesome video. Can't wait to try this technique out

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  • Jo Wood

    would this work with oil pastels? I bought a set of derwent academy 36 oil pastes ready for watching this video, not realising they where different. 🙁 also anyone know what workable fixative I can get in the UK?

    thanks Peta I love your vids and tutorials, I am very new to colouring, I sufer with depression and was trying to find something I liked doing when I am depressed to take my mind off things. I am not very good really but hoping I will improve with practice. I have the polychromos pencils and the derwent inktense. I love using the inktense in the magical city and your vids etc have been a real help to me. This hobby has really helped me feel better and so have your videos!! so Thanks again x

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  • Cleo Fraser

    Heather Hanson, hi. I bought the workavle fixative so thx for that. I asked my hubby yesterday to spray it on a picture I thought I was finished & he did. Then, I got another idea for the picture so I grabbed it & added more pencil, marker & erased some stuff to make it better. Then I asked him again to spray it but use the 'final' fixative his time. He says…'that's what I used the last time I sprayed it'. So now, I'm confused so I tried it myself on another picture, using the final fixative, then coloured over it, added pastels, & even erased something to see if it worked. It did!!! So, how do they consider the 'final' fixative final? You can still work on it after it's sprayed on? I'm wondering why you need this final one @ all now. What are your thoughts on this, pls?

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  • Apple Aisbitt

    ty so much for posting the video im a complete beginner of this books im learning so much .

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  • jayteadesigns

    Can this be done with oil pastels as well as chalk pastels?

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  • christiane lirette

    what brand of pastel do you use ?i Is it soft chalk pastel or soft pastel?

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  • arizemariano

    Peta, I am just wondering if fixative is really necessary for pastels? I heard that it smells bad and alters the colours of the pastels, etc. Thanks in advance! I love your work 🙂

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  • hania887

    dry pastels?

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  • Chemrox Janek

    Thanks Peta. I've wondered how I can make a nice even background. I'm going to try that.

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  • christiane lirette

    what s the name of the company for qtips

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  • Kiss My Art

    Excellent video!!! Subbed. Sub back if you like 😀 😀

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  • Lori Anne

    Very nice! I tried it and it came out nicely! You have taught me so much!

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  • Erica Sendel

    Hi Peta, your videos are part of my obsession you are the reason why I fell in love with my inktense!  I have a couple of ideas for you and your watchers!  Instead of shaving the "chalk" you can actually rub the pad or whatever you are using directly on to the pastel and color the background.  As well my suggestion would be to use the pastels after you have colored the pictured.  The soft pastels do not adhere to colored pencils.  Good Luck!!!!!

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  • Sarila Ahmat

    can this be done with oil pastels crayon

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  • Dolores Ungerleider

    Excellent demo.

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  • capyboppy

    We call erasers rubbers too here in England. Many folk joke and say eraser is the posh word for it 😜

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  • MissPlume

    Did you ever try pastel pencils like Faber-Castell Pitt pastels? Got them as a gift but don't know how to use them. Thanks a lot for taking the time to teach us all those beautiful and fun techniques 😊

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  • Dolores Ungerleider

    PETA , you are a master colorist and teacher. Every single demo is a work of art.

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  • Jonna127Sweden

    Great tutorial, thank you! 🙂

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  • annie1234z

    Thank you for the review! I saw this book on Amazon and wanted to get a glimpse before purchasing. It is a beautiful book!

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  • Dolores Ungerleider

    Awesome. You never cease to amaze me with your artistic skills.

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  • Ed Chernoff

    Thank you Peta, would have been scribbling with a pencil for days unless I tried this, which I did and it came out great!

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  • Debra Kajer

    Peta, You are simply THE BEST!! You have taught me everything I consider important about adult coloring. You have made the hobby a joy!

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  • Mickey Lavoie

    I find that if I put my index finger to hold the page the oil in my skin, even though I have washed my hands previously,,,tend to stain my page. If I use an eraser to remove the pastel it still leaves a stain. Use a tissue or a piece of fabric to avoid this.

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  • Colleen McKeeman

    Your videos are wonderful, I have learned so much watching. I enjoy your explanations and demonstrations of techniques. I also want to complement you on your selection of background music as well. Spanish guitars are one of my favorite forms of relaxing music. Thank you for all your beautiful work and sharing it with us.

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  • Tiffany 562411

    Peta Hewitt I always perfer top quality! What is the best top quality of pastels u recommend?

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  • ZenXtraordinary

    only person I saw that used an object to get the chalk dust and used something soft instead of their fingers.
    Just my art teacher said

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  • Debra Wymer

    PETA,you are a wonderful teacher and you are a very wonderful coloring. I Love to watch your videos.

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  • hunian batam

    Sangat kreatif saya suka..😊 artnya bagus..i love it

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  • Sylvie Dufour

    Your videos are always very Helpful and Fun to watch, thank you Peta!

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  • Crystal Marquez

    Yep definitely subscribed love the video thanks!!!!

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  • Crystal Gillis

    Thank you for this tutorial. I just bought a 24 piece of Prismacolor pastels and am feeling a bit paranoid about trying them, but your tutorial is helping me to work up the courage to do so. 😊

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  • BEADSAREME

    Thank you, you have went beyond in taking your time as to which tools to use and how to use it. I appreciate the details in how to achieve a beautiful pastel background. Yours was one of the best explanations and demonstrations. I am new to coloring and a senior with a new hobby besides beading. It’s true when they say you are never to old to learn new things.

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  • strangecraft Haven

    I call it a rubber too and I'm in the UK…

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  • Louise Scherbain

    Lovely backgrounds. I’ve done the same technique but I didn’t have any pastels so I used pencil shavings. Turned out wonderful.

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