Seahorse Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

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Seahorse Chalk Pastel #Art Tutorial at We begin today with an undersea ride on a seahorse! This is a fun pastel and you will need to gather together the following colors of pastel: a rusty color orange, yellow, black or dark brown for the seahorse, and your favorite colors for the sea around him: blues, aqua and green.

Seashore chalk art step 1 Start by taking your rusty orange pastel and slowly make a big, long “S” shape for the back of the seahorse. Then, continuing with the same color, curve the “S” over as shown in the photo, drawing the head and snout. The snout will look a little like a horn! Give him some full cheeks or chin, then a very proud neck. Keep that line going and draw the curve of his little full stomach area, then another curve down to his tail. It is all in a circle! seahorse chalk pastel steps at If you look at the picture, you can see that there are some curved lines; these are like scales on a Seahorse and make sure that you make them curved to show his roundness.

seahorse chalk pastel and AiG Aquarium Guide Seahorses do have a bit of a gill on their backs. We just drew a little saw-like gill and put a small, pointed crown on his head! Let him have a large black eye near the snout.

seahorse chalk pastel art blending colors at Now take your rusty orange and lightly color your seahorse, you can really just barely color him and spread the color out with your finger to get in all his curves.

seahorse chalk pastel art background The next step is most important: You cannot leave your seahorse just floating on a blank sheet of paper! He is the best horse in the sea and you must put him in a beautiful ocean! Skumble lightly your green toward the bottom of the paper to show the ocean floor. Fist it in and make it misty and watery. Then use your favorite blues and aqua colors to let this seahorse ride the water proudly!

seahorse chalk pastel art completed pictures Remember to name your painting, turn it over and date it and sign your name. There you have it! A beautiful, magical seahorse! You ARE an artist! Good work!

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  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (50+ free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
  • Encouragement: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series



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    Rhonda H says

    I have seen several of your pastel tutorials, and would like to try one with my son. Do you recommend an “introduction” to pastels for those of us using them for the first time???
    Rhonda H

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    Oh I just love the sea horse. We have an ocean mural on our chalk board wall now. I had seen your whale a while back, but couldn’t fit one in on our wall, but I think I can erase a bit of coral and water and make room for the sea horse. betty jo
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