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Pastels For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-60688-9
320 pages
January 2010
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Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Pastel Basics.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Pastels.

Chapter 3: Assembling Your Materials.

Chapter 4: Preparing to Work.

Part II: The Lowdown on Beginning Techniques.

Chapter 5: Building Basic Drawing Skills.

Chapter 6: Diving Into the Drawing Process.

Chapter 7: Picking Papers for Pastels.

Chapter 8: Exploring What You Can Do with Pastels.

Chapter 9: Making Your Mark.

Chapter 10: Making Your Work Look Real with Shadows and Solid Forms.

Chapter 11: Pastels, Color, and the Big Picture.

Chapter 12: Starting with Still Life.

Part III: Heading to the Next Level: Intermediate Techniques.

Chapter 13: Capturing Shiny or Textured Surfaces.

Chapter 14: Finding Your Artistic Voice.

Chapter 15: Trying Abstraction.

Part IV: Drawing Places and People.

Chapter 16: Going the Scenic Route: Sketching the Landscape.

Chapter 17: Sketching Exteriors and Interiors.

Chapter 18: Portraits: Capturing Realistic Head Shots.

Chapter 19: Adding People to the Picture.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Great Subjects for Pastel.

Chapter 21: Ten (or So) Ways to Protect and Store Your Art.

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