In this activity we will illustrate backgrounds using pastel colours. Toru Cream Colour Pencils are a new type of crayon that have a similar consistency to oil pastels. It is very versatile and easy to use. Although the crayons are marketed to children, it can be used to make professional quality artwork.
1. Choose a reference picture of a background you wish to illustrate. Make sure it as many rich colours.
2. Lightly sketch the painting with a soft pencil onto thick multipurpose paper.
3. Paint your sketch with pastel colours. Look carefully for colour variations.
Materials pastel colours, pencils, paper, reference picture