Pastel Hearts

Happy Valentines Day! a sketch using both watercolor for the background and pastels for the small candy hearts. I have only used pastels a couple of times and now I know why. I remember these candy hearts from when I was young with the sayings stamped into the surface. Holbein watercolor wash base with pastels that are a combination of Rembrandt sticks and Conte pencils in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.

2016-02-14 Pastel Hearts


5 thoughts on “Pastel Hearts

  1. melanigrube February 20, 2016 / 11:24 am

    This piece is wonderful. The color contrast between the watercolors and the pastels is just right. Have you tried the Stabilo CarbOthello chalk-pastel pencils? I show the box and working with them in my YouTube video, Watch Me Paint Pt3 Twitter Art Exhibit on my channel: Melani Grube.

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  2. waynejacques February 21, 2016 / 6:04 am

    Great video Melani. The Conte pastel pencils are similar and I use them similar to your style.


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