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How to draw with soft pastels on a black paper? by Ilojleen How to draw with soft pastels on a black paper? by Ilojleen

How to draw with soft pastels on a black sheet of paper?



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When I posted my first drawings done in this style, they received a lot of positive feedback. One day I was asked to do a tutorial which would explain how I draw such drawings. Therefore I decided to write it, it is simple as that :aww:
I'm aware that the drawing "Breathe" that I presented in this tutorial isn't as impressive and amazing as I promised that every artwork drawn in this style might be - but it's just a simple and quickly done portrait which was drawn to show you how I draw like that step by step.
Last but not least, it's dedicated to Sekhmets-child and Little-Miss-Living for their help with my imperfect English :cuddle: Thank you again!
Hope you like it and find it helpful. Good luck with drawing! :huggle:

Some of the drawings shown in the tutorial:
Breathe by Ilojleen Hurricane by Ilojleen Imprisoned by Ilojleen


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:iconhamza49:
hamza49 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student
thanks forf sharing, very nice tutorial, do you use  a fixative after finishing? 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :blowkiss: No, I don't, but I recommend it, if you have a decent fixative :)
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:iconhamza49:
hamza49 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student
ok, thanks!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh, but I forgot, I sometimes use a hairspray! :) Sorry I didn't tell you earlier, I haven't used pastels in a long time so I forgot.
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:iconhamza49:
hamza49 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student
oh ok, will try that, thanks :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Welcome ^^ Don't spray it from a short distance, tho! :)
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:iconhamza49:
hamza49 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student
alright, will keep in mind, thanks a lot for all the advice
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Welcome ^^
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:iconemcorpus:
emcorpus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a very cool tutorial. I was wondering if you would say something about how you photographed these kinds of artworks for reproduction and for display. I'm working on a large piece using a pastel-on-black-paper technique, and would like to document my progress step-by-step. Getting the lighting and focus has been extremely difficult, and even then only partially successful. And then, when your works are done, you have to publish them online for people to view. Thanks again for sharing your techniques, and in advance for answering this question.
Best regards for the new year ahead,
Ed
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I don't take pictures of my finished drawings, I scan them :)
Happy New Year, Ed! :party:
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:iconemcorpus:
emcorpus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
A happy new year to you, and everyone here! Actually I spent the first few hours of 2014 working pastel-on-black and on this very problem. My scanner can't accommodate any piece much larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches. The composition I'm working on -- as well as much of the stuff I'll be doing this year -- is much larger, so I have to photograph. This one is 20 x 30 inches. What I did with some success last night is stand up my composition, set up my camera on a tripod so that the lens is as square to composition as possible, use a RAW slow setting and put the shutter on self-timer to click. I took several different shots, and oh yes, no flash. Then I uploaded the whole mess (it does start off looking awful) onto my computer and used Photoshop to adjust the edges and tweak the lighting. The result is in my Scraps gallery. I'm not satisfied, but it's a good start, I think.
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AnnePL Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hej

Pytanko. Tym czym robisz szkic to po prostu biała kredka, czy coś w rodzaju ołówka? I najważniejsze. Czy w razie pomyłki można użyć gumki i zmazać to co nie potrzebne?
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Najpierw ołówkiem, a potem pastelem w ołówku. To przecież tutorial o rysowaniu pastelami :D Na moim blogu ilojleen.blogspot.com/ jest polskojęzyczna wersja, jakby co.
I tak, pastel da się wymazać :)
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Andela1998 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for sending me a link to this. It's a great tutorial. very useful. i'll just try out oil pastels instead of soft pastels. I hope it works. :fingerscrossed:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
The pleasure is all mine :aww: Oil pastels might work great with this technique :) have fun :dummy:
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jazmocamp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dominika, Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with me. This is a great proccess and I am looking forward to giving it a try.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Good luck, have fun! :iconvioletheartplz:
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paperthin-z Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're awesome, thanks for this! I've always wanted to try this technique...And your tut was very instructive and simple! Used here. [link]
I didn't have the materials mentioned, like the black canson paper and soft pencil pastels.(the ones I have can't sharpen)...but I think it worked out OK. :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
I appreciate your kind comment, thank you very much! :iconcocoglompplz: I'll take a look at your drawing :)
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:iconkrysyonysh:
krysyonysh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am going to try drawing on the black paper, and your references are very useful!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome and thank you! :iconmeowlaplz:
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ClaudiaJazz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Super tutorial ;] Ale mam jedno bardzo glupie pytanie :D Co to te miekkie pastele? To sa suche? ;p
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Tak :) Dziękuję! :hug:
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:iconclaudiajazz:
ClaudiaJazz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wszystko jasne! :D Bede probowac
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Życzę powodzenia :iconsnuzzleplz:
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:iconmaythare:
Maythare Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Żer dla skner widzę :P
Strasznie podobają mi się efekty tej techniki. Spróbowałabym, ale nie przepadam za pastelami, bo brudzą strasznie ;)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Tak, to pierwsze, co znalazłam pod ręką :giggle:
Zachęcam do spróbowania [w treści Artist's Comment link do wersji po polsku, po co się męczyć w nie swoim języku =P], pastele w ołówku nie brudzą. Tutaj użyłam też zwykłych, więc owszem, pobrudziłam się, ale przy innych rysunkach tego typu nie.
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thank you so much, very useful
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you find it useful, thanks :iconlovenodplz:
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:iconphotonline:
photonline Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thank you!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
No, thank YOU! :aww:
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photonline Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
welcome :)
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg... thank you so much for this ^^
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad you like it! :)
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thank you so much for making this! It's awesome!:love:
I've always wanted to draw on black paper, I hope some day I will!=)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank YOU for the comment and kind opinion :hug: You should definitely try it, I'm sure it turns out amazing!
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:iconhayleylv:
HayleyLV Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
You're welcome!(:
When I'll finish the drawings in my have-to-do list I'll definitely try it!
Hehe, I wouldn't be so sure, but I hope so!:hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, don't be so modest, it'll turn out wonderfully for sure! :D Good luck :hug:
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:iconhayleylv:
HayleyLV Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Thank you!:tighthug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
The pleasure is mine :heart:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I'm struggling with pastels at the moment though not on black paper, so this is perfect timing and I'm sure I will learn something from it. Thank you for taking the time to produce this for dimwits like me. :iconretardbounceplz:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Dimwit? Oh dear, you like to humiliate yourself, don't you? :lmao: I hope it's helpful, anyway. Thanks much! :icontardglompplz:
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DiscoveringArtWorld Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
ahaaaaa więc to tak się robi :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
^^
Zachęcam do wizyt na moim blogu, tam częściej i wcześniej pojawiają się tutoriale :)
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DiscoveringArtWorld Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
ok dzięki :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nie ma za co :)
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DiscoveringArtWorld Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Interface Designer
:D
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Bex-Bongiovi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Damn you and your talent =P

Great tutorial, though! :meow:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
:giggle:
Many thanks, I'm glad you like it :hug:
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