Thursday, March 4, 2010

that girl and some pan pastels

have you tried using these pan pastels yet? i treated myself to a set of these a while ago and finally pulled them out the other day.....they're really fun and surprisingly easy to use!


they come with a few art sponges and one that looks like an eye make-up tool.....and you can also purchase some of the plastic handles separately (you don't have to have these, but i found them much easier to use than the large sponge).


and after watching pam carriker's you tube video on pan pastels, i decided to give that girl some much needed color. waaaay too much fun.....it's coloring for grown-ups!!

artwork finished on plain copy paper using pan pastels and applicator sponge tools

32 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

oh I would love to try them...where did you purchase yours???

Butterfly Works said...

Wow, did she pop...I love the look...Where do you find these pan pastels? If it's playing for grownups, I definitely needs some....I do love playing.....
I can tell you have so much fun; we'd get along great.....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

lori vliegen said...

hi diva and butterfly! i purchased my pan pastels from dick blick......i bought the "drawing set", but you can also buy each color separately if you want to just try one or two. here's the link, or you can also click on the green links in my blog post:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/panpastel-artists-painting-pastels/

have fun!!! :)))

Meg said...

That looks great, Lori! You're a real artist!

Crystal said...

"That Girl" looks so sweet, Lori!!! Love her in technicolor! ;-)

Will you do "Donald" as well? :-)

Wouldn't they make a fab framed set? And he doesn't have much hair!

xo

Eden said...

Did you say "coloring for grown ups?" I love to color! Your girl looks amazing! You did a wonderful job!!

Juliette Crane said...

hello! im so happy to have found your blog! i've never tried pan pastels and am excited to see how they work. it does look just like applying makeup, which might work well for the faces i paint. best wishes! xoxo, juliette

T.Allen-Mercado said...

She looks so pretty! I have pastels but haven't tried any panned ones...I think I'd like them, especially the handled sponges. Thanks for sharing, Lori.

Doda said...

my internet has been down, so just catching up on my blog reading now. I am so mega impressed with this illustration. For somebody who was just playing, that is pretty awesome! Wow!
I've never seen these pan pastels before. I must check them out.

Ludid said...

"that girl" is becoming one awesome girl. love your new banner :-).

Becky Shander said...

It looks like you have a knack for all sorts of things. Natural talent plus passion...a fantastic combo.

Dolores said...

OMG that is stunning. I need to do a search for these here in Canada.

Martha Lever said...

Lori, you did a fantastic job coloring her face with the pan pastels!!! She is great!

Pat said...

Wow! The shading on this is fantastic. You've come a long way in a short time. :)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

i love talking about new art supplies..pan pastels, I've never used these....and now I want my own set! looks great...your art really pops! well done!

ciao bella..thanks for sharing this!

patricia e said...

I love the finished product! I watched the tutorial and was amazed at how easy it is when you see it being done step by step..Good job, Lori!

Tara said...

never have, but think i might have to give them a try...
hugs,
tara

LadyCat said...

The colors are great! The shades of That Girl looks so warm and alive. I loved that show...she was so independent for that time.

chrissy said...

i was just laughing at your own comment in the comment section....
"hi diva and butterfly"
that made my day right there.
we could end the day and i would be happy with that.
you cute thing!
pastels in a pan?
oh my!
i saw some amazing encaustics in a pan recently, but these are new little number to me.
you made them look so BEAUTIFUL.
great marching forth!
i love ya.
(p.s. thanks for the sweetest comments ever)
c

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! this is gorgeous. can i use it as eyeshadow????? just kidding!

Patty S said...

awwwwwesoooooome!
you did a great job! :-) she is so pretty and it does sound like fun.
hugs, patty :-)

Jes said...

gorgeous!
unbelievable job!

Staci Danford said...

They look so fun... Kinda looked like a makeup bag had been dumped out.. You sure did some awesome work with them..
Staci

Lancerika said...

She looks delicately sweet♥
those pan pastels are
AwEsOmE lori! (like FuN makeup)

lissylew said...

I am absolutely loving her! I can't wait to see her in person..

Gina Lee Kim said...

Wow! The color blending. Her skin tone. This is fantastic Lori.

I guess I'm off to dickblick's wishlist.

Elena said...

COOL! Look at you! Jumped the hurdle of 'trying to draw hair' and moving fast forward once again. She looks great. And talk about synchronicity...I just posted about needing to play.

Shirley said...

She turned out so very pretty. The pan pastels really make you think that it is just makeup, but I really like watching you draw her and then giving her color. Have a wonderful weekend

lillalotta said...

You inspire me so much!

Today I want to sit in the garden and paint. I so want to paint (but today I really can't)

... and the shoes in your banner are wonderful!
(makes note to buy shoes like that soon!)
x

WingingIt said...

i actually love the shoes that you are wearing in the banner....along with the blue jeans....how fun! i have a friend that is playing with these pastels....they look like so much fun....i am trapped in the world of monsters right now and i am not creating mixed media...no complaints...i am loving my monsters! keep having fun!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Oh Lori, how pretty!!! And your girl is so sweet!...and you did the hair so perfectly too! See, I just learned something else from you. I never knew about those pan pastels! I can add that to the list of good things you've taught me... corner cutters, water brushes, pocket cards, distressing inks...and the list goes on and on! Thank you sweetie, I love your girlie!...do more!!! xoxo's Paulette

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for sharing about these pastels, they do look like fun and I think I will have to try them. Your drawing is lovely.

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