Expressive Landscape With Oil Pastels: Scraping Technique | Alina Harvi | Skillshare

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Expressive Landscape With Oil Pastels: Scraping Technique

teacher avatar Alina Harvi, Artist & Traveler

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Tools & Materials

    • 3. Scraping Oil Pastel Technique

    • 4. Landscape Drawing

    • 5. Final Project

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About This Class



                                                Welcome to the Oil Pastels Class!

In this class, you'll discover another great oil pastel technique - scraping. Unlock your creativity and enjoy this refreshing unique technique a lot of artists love and use every day. Create your own expressive landscape using oil pastels and your creativity. This class is a refreshing discovery of the unique medium. 

You will learn:

  • What tools & materials to use;
  • How to use scrapping technique;
  • How to use a scraping technique for landscapes;
  • + Tutorial on how to create an expressive landscape using scraping technique.

This class is especially great for beginners who always wanted to discover new unique mediums. You don’t need much to take this class: simply oil pastels,  paper, and any pointy object will do! 

Visit Guide To Oil Pastels class to learn more about oil pastels :) 

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Alina Harvi

Artist & Traveler



Hi all, thank you for checking out my Skillshare page! I'm Alina, I'm a translator, manager, and self-taught artist.  My two biggest passions in life are art and traveling. One day I dream to combine those two passions of mine and never take them apart. In meanwhile, I create oil paintings, oil pastel drawings, travel sketches, and art classes. 

I love sharing my knowledge, the process of creating classes is something really inspiring for me. I want more people to discover and to love my art and my classes. For this reason, I want to share them here with you and I hope you'll love them! 


You can support me on Patreon, where I'm sharing the patron-only posts with an inside look at upcoming paint... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, and thank you for joining me in this oil per cell class. In this class, I will show you how to create vibrant landscape oil pastel charring using my favorite technique, scraped. You can learn more about these and other oil pastel techniques in my previous class, guides to oil pastels. By the end of this class, you will learn how to use grabbing techniques. What makes it so great for landscapes drawings. And as the project for this class, you will create your own landscape drawn using this technique. Before we start in the next lesson, I will show you real created their materials you're going to need for this class. 2. Tools & Materials: Jose's class, you're going to need oil, pastels, sketchbook or paper, and reference photo. I will leave it for you in the project and Resources section. It might also need paper towels to clean up your oil pastel sticks and fingers. And for scraping technique, you can use any sharp objects like bentonite. Wouldn't say anything you can find. And in the next lesson, I will talk more about this scraping technique. 3. Scraping Oil Pastel Technique: Scraping is perfect technique to create fine details and add more texture to a drivings. Scraping technique is basically putting one color and another one and then scrape away through the upper layers. You can use any pointed objects to scrape away lions in oil pastels for scraping technique. You are charged of scrubbing tools is limited only by your imagination. My personal favorites, painting lives. I use painting knives of different shapes for different effects. So let's have a closer look on how to use the scraping technique. The first thing I do is I create an under painting of one or several bright colors. And you've layer to several bright colors. You can also blend them together. When the under bending is finished, I add another layer of cells that covers the under painting. The upper layer is complete. You can use this Gretchen to scrap the top layer of oil pastel colors to show for. You can also use the scraping technique to fix something in your drawing. If there's a Bartlett is ruined it and you want to fix it, you can scrape off the segment as much as you can to get back the paper surface and you can apply the new color you want. You can also create right under painting in case if you want TO details to be white. Unless you put the second one. In the next lesson, I invite you to create expressive landscape using scraping technique. 4. Landscape Drawing: We have already established that for scraping technique, The first thing you have to do is to create an under bending. So let's start our under painting with a few simple lines in order to define the main landscape shapes like hills and mountains. So let's start our under painting with a few simple lines in order to define the main landscape shapes like hills and mountains. Starting with a few sample lines will also help you to overcome the lincoln S intimidation, as you can always fix leased lines. So now that we have defined the main shapes for our landscape, they can start adding colors to them. I'm going to use light pressure blending for our under painting. So on this stage, we will create color statement, solid background to our drawing. At first I'm going to start from the sky. And I'm going to use gradient technique for that as I want my sky to be simple and clear. So I'm starting with a heavy pressure of blue and I'm moving further with the lighter pressure. Now I'm gonna layer wide color on top of blue so that they will blend nicely together, creating a gradient. Now I'm just gonna blend them together with my fingers until we can proceed to our hills and mountains as well. Be under bending shades of green. Mm-hm. Once again, here I'm using light pressure and a blend into the surface with my fingers. It helps me to block the vapor with color much better and smoother. So now let's add more colors to the mountains. Use blue color here. Now that we have ended underpinning to the landscape, created some colors and it's a perfect time to add more details, smaller shapes and colors to Anthony. I'm going to start with Bush's located far away. So I'm using direct Cambrian here. Now let's add more colors to the drawing. There's so many vibrant colors on the reference works, and I want to add them all to the drawing. So let's start with these light blue areas of flowers. Here, I'm starting to use heavy pressure as it will make the color more vibrant. Blue flowers. But I will add to them a little bit of dark blue in order to create more depth here. Now let's proceed further to these areas in dark orange flowers. I will start with yellow okra using heavy pressure. The scholar are congruent bushes I've added lightly. On the top of okra. I will also add orange cells to make the farmers pop up. There are a few flowers here too. So I will land on top of yellow ochre. That will help me to define areas for the farmers. And later I will add brides happy on top of that. If I want to define these big fibers, being will make the former is more vibrant and bright. So I'm layering it on top of the light pink. Now, I want to work more with bigger flowers on this landscape. Now, mostly yellow and orange. So I'm going to define these fibers with orange oil by cells. I want to search for areas to read up on it using heavy pressure and for more contrast and depth. Right. Now when we have added multiply layers of colors, queers and depth and more contacts. Look, it's finally perfect NFO, our scraping technique. So grab any tool you want to use, and let's add more texture and some fine details TO these landscape. I'm gonna use scraping technique to add some grass and add more texture to the bushes. It's perfect down to go with your gut and add random chaotic lines from more expressive loop. I'm using two different kinds of benton knives. The first one is more so it creates thin lines. And the second one is similar thick. So I'm using it for more Bolt and expressive Latins. Once you feel you've created enough texture and find details into an wherein you can perceive the final stage. Then you can add more details with oil pastels, fix anything you want to be fixed and add more colors. And I will also add the last strokes of branch B and lemon yellow to make their flowers more expressive and interesting. So I want to make this landscape more expressive and emotional. Dark green. Okay? And so you've added strokes of colors and textures, fix everything you wanted. You can find out the expression landscape is ready. I will talk more about the project for this class. 5. Final Project: So that's it. Thank you so much for taking this class. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did for the project of this class. You can create landscaped chorion oil pastels using scraping technique. You can either choose your own reference photo for landscape or use the one I was using. The leave these photo reference in the projects and resources section. And don't forget to share your results in the project gallery. And I will see you in the next classes.