I often enjoy painting my spirit guides, as I believe they have so much wisdom and guidance to share with us.
Isis is a wonderful Goddess of magic and life, of protection and guidance, and really enjoy working with her.
Oil pastel has long been one of my favorite mediums, both for it’s vibrancy and for it’s ability to create beautiful glow effect – especially on black paper.
In the bonus lesson I will also show you how I create a beautiful painted clay pendant with your spirit animal that you can gift to friends, or enjoy for yourself.
Let’s create some magick together!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS:
- My favorite oil pastel techniques – soft blending & creating texture
- Connecting with our guides
- Creating a portrait with symbolism and imagery
- Creating a glow effect on dark paper
- Choosing a cohesive color palette
- Creating skin tones with unusual colors
- creating luminous layers
- Working with clay (bonus lesson)
- Painting our spirit animal in acrylics
- Creating a wearable art pendant
- And so much more!
WHAT KIND OF SUPPLIES TO I NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BUYING EVERYTHING ON THE LIST, MANY THINGS MIGHT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR MATERIALS YOU ALREADY HAVE! BELOW IS A LIST OF TOOLS I WILL BE USING, ALONG WITH LINKS. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
- Black or very dark toned paper (I used 12×16″ Fabriano Tiziano Pastel paper Flecked series) plus a small little extra piece for color testing.
- Pastel pencil for drawing – I used Conte chalk pastel pencil. (You’ll want white or a light color that will show up on the dark paper)
- Kneaded or soft eraser
- Oil pastels: I used Sennelier brand. You can use the colors of your choice but best to have a few colors of good, soft oil pastels that will blend easily. (These are the colors I used: White, Black, Gold (or another metallic is fine), Bright turquoise, Barrite green (Teal), Turquoise blue, Midnight blue (dark blue or dark turquoise), Red Violet (dark purple), Purple (a pinkish bright purple); Cobalt violet (very light purple).
- A few tortillions for blending
- Skewer or sharp pointed object for scratching into the pastel
- Paper towels
- Air-dry clay (I used the “Plus” clay)
- 2) Some basic shaping tools: A small rolling pin, a skewer, and a knife
- 3) Non-stick or grease proof paper
- 4) Heavy body Acrylics: I used the liquitex colors: Green gold, emerald green, gold,
- prussian blue, cad. yellow, burnt umber, burnt sienna, burnt orange (or Indian red),
- deep violet, Titanium white, and mars black.
- 5) Various small Paintbrushes: a flat and thin round, plus a old brush for varnishing
- 6) Water jar, napkins
- 7) White sharpie or posca pen
- 8) White pastel pencil
- 9) Palette for mixing colors (I used a sheet of glass with white paper underneath