For the individual fruits, you may click over to:
But for this tutorial, you start with the beautiful blue bowl. Pick your prettiest blue chalk pastel – or feel free to make your bowl any color you’d like.
And, you will notice, that we did this pastel lesson just as you readers will be doing it. Following along on your computer or completing the steps from a print out of Nana’s drawings! See, she drew this tutorial over a month ago, along with the others, and we saved it for now. We wanted to first learn how to do the individual fruits.
You can made your bowl have a three-dimensional look about it by drawing a curve (like the banana) at the top.
Then fill in each fruit with just a bit of color and blend. Add the details (e.g., little black dots on your strawberries). Also, remember to leave a bit of white to show the light on each fruit (as explained in each of Nana’s fruit tutorials).
** A note – you will see a tomato included in the fruit bowl. That pastel lesson is coming – along with the tomatoes ripening on the vine. Fill in your fruit bowl any way you’d like to with your favorite fruit. You could make many strawberries. Maybe a peach in honor of us here in Georgia?
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 (over 20 now!) 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.
So, what fruit do you think will fill up your bowl?