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Thread: alkratzer's soft pastel technique

  1. #1
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    alkratzer's soft pastel technique

    I have seen some of alkratzer's paintings he made in artrage and noticed how closely they emulated soft pastel.

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/galler...m_original.jpg

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/galler...m_original.jpg

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/galler...r_original.jpg

    Unfortunately, I have not been able to duplicate Alkratzer's technique. I would like him to post here and demonstrate what he does to achieve a realistic soft pastel look.

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    Jan 2010
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    Easton, PA
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    Hi Ryan,

    Sorry for the belated response -- I have not been in the forum lately and just received your request. I'll post a tutorial sometime soon -- I essentially use Art Rage Chalks plus pallet knives to get the combination of blends and texture. I have also found that Photoshop has a wonderful pastel brush that does a great job of adding those effects that look like pastels held long-ways against the paper and rubbed over a background color for a textured secondary color.

    Al

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