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How do you streak pastels?

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    August 2012
How do you streak pastels?
Posted by JMorgan on Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:56 PM

I've tried it with mine (which are fairly new and non oil) and can't get the brush to pick it up. Please help! Thank you.

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, December 23, 2019 7:33 AM

Not sure what kind of pastels you are using or brush, I recommend soft pastels and a brush made with hair bristles and not synthetic, but there are multiple ways to streak with pastels. You can use a Q tip to put some pastel on the model and then feather it out with a brush. You can do a complete pastel wash then leave some streaking as you are cleaning it off, it is the easiest way. You can also apply some pastels to the leading edge of where you want streaks then use a wet paint brush to streak it. Just be aware that your clear coat over your pastels must be applied at a very low pressure or you will lose a lot of the pastel you apply. I recommend using some type of wet technique and once it is dry it doesn't spray off as easily when applying the clear coat. Good luck with it and check youtube too.

 

 

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Posted by JMorgan on Monday, December 23, 2019 7:43 AM

Thank you.

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, December 23, 2019 9:53 AM

You are welcome. I use pastels for my weathering as well. No smell and water clean up.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, December 23, 2019 12:05 PM

Hi;

 I don't do this much But I use one of those " PaperPencils" they use for shading in charcoal.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:43 AM

I bought a cheap set of makeup brushes from Walmart to use with my pastel sticks and pigments.

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