Wednesday, 23 February 2011

My pastel set-up

I thought I will show you my current pastel set-up in a few images.

A heavy watercolour paper, primed with Art Spectrum Sanfix ground, is secured with framing tape on my drawing board.

Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencils are great to establish the initial drawing and add fine details later on.

Conté square pastels. This is the first box I bought, and that shows...

Some more recent Conté square pastels bought in Paris.

A nice selection of Faber-Castell square pastels. These are half-size sticks, which means that you have more colours for a reasonable price. Hard pastels are good at the initial stage because they don't fill the paper tooth.

The light colours. A mix of Unisson pastels and Sennelier ones (the light colours in the Sennelier range have a more creamy texture).

A selection of medium and dark colours.


Last Cup Of Coffee said...

i love pastels! thanks for the photos - i love photos too!

pascale said...

I didn't realise that you had so many pastels.

D.McD. Australia said...

Okay, I know this is horribly late to be commenting on a blog entry from Feb. Better late than never. My first thoughts when looking at your setup was: How can he get by with so few pastels? How can he escape the pastel acquisition virus?