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VIDEO: Painting with Warm and Cool Pastels

In today’s video clip, Craig Nelson demonstrates how he starts laying in colors when painting with pastels. (Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is Craig’s drawing—he starts with an excellent sketch before ever picking up any colors.)

Craig also discusses the benefits of using warm and cool hues, and why it’s more important to find the correct value than matching the exact color. Take a look:

You may also be interested in Craig’s full pastel tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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