Creative Blog: Pastel


In this step by step instruction the British artist Les Darlow will show you how he builds up a pastel painting which focusses the light in a snowy landscape and how he includes the paper surface into his painting.


Working with Schmincke’s finest extra-soft pastels leads you back to the origin of colour and is a real painting experience rather than simple drawing. Our step-by-step painting “Roses” varies several soft graduations and is an ideal working example. Enjoy!


Portraits are very popular in pastel painting. Today we want to show you a modern pastel portrait by the German artist Lars Degenhardt, better known from his YouTube-channel as "Laovaan". He will show you step by step how he works with the Schmincke pastels to achieve this vivid portrait of a young bluehaired girl: