Stunning results on a black sheet of construction paper! That describes Nana’s latest pastel tutorial. After our wonderful trip to Lily Pad Pond, we really wanted to make some lily pads with pastels. So…
Remember that in most of Nana’s tutorials, we begin a landscape by drawing the horizon? Well, for our pond, we drew a straight line across, about three quarters of the way up, with a light blue pastel stick.
Next we’ll make the water flow around the lilies? Isn’t it lovely? Take your deeper blue and turn it on its side. Start at the top of your water and add color all the way down to the bottom of your page.
We had a print out of this step-by-step drawing lesson close by.
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 (this is Nana’s 30th lesson) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
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.