I love drawing trees and there will definitely be plenty of them on here as the site grows! However, here is a simple invitation to try out some gel oil and pastels of different sorts, blended together to produce unusual effects.
This was a simple drawing done alongside several children using Djeco Gel Pastels and ordinary chalk pastel. We chose a picture from a book that included a tree and sketched it out in pastels. Then we went over it, adding vibrancy and definition in the easy to blend gel pastels. The richness of the gel really added to the sense of heat in this African scene and blurring the chalk pastels gave a heat haze that was fun to experiment with.
Required: Gel pens, card or paper, chalk pastels.
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