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Textured Oil Pastels: Flowers In Vase

teacher avatar Alina Harvi, Artist & Traveler

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project

    • 3. Texture With Oil Pastel

    • 4. Tools & Materials

    • 5. Inspiration

    • 6. Sketching The Composition

    • 7. Adding Colors & Shapes

    • 8. Adding Greens

    • 9. Adding Texture

    • 10. Creating Background

    • 11. Adding Last Details

    • 12. Final Words

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                                      Create textured and colorful artwork with oil pastels

In this class, discover how to create a textured and colorful floral drawing using oil pastels. This class is a refreshing discovery of oil pastels, the medium worth a try. Learn two simple techniques and you'll be able to add texture to our oil pastel drawings. 

You'll learn:

  • Gather inspiration for floral drawing
  • Oil pastel techniques for creating texture
  • Make bold decisions on colors and shapes
  • Create a textured and colorful floral drawing from scratch 

This class is great both for beginners as well as for experienced artists.
If oil pastel is a completely new medium for you, you can also take Oil Pastel For Beginners class, where you'll learn all the basic information 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 welcome to another oil per cell class. In this class, you'll discover how to create vibrant texture drawing of flowers, oil pastels. He'll see that cells are perfect for capturing the chairman flowers and their texture and color resemble the complex and colorful appearance of flowers. So you have oil pastels or even grounds at home, and you are flowers. This class will be great for you. You don't have to be an experienced artists to take this class. I've covered all the needed information you'll need through this class. 2. Project: The project for this class is Floral traveling with oil pastels. By the end of this class, you will be able to get your own vibrant and texture Tory To do so. Firstly, we'll gather all the needed materials for this class about tools and materials will help you to get prepared for the drawing. Another open materials for this class. Lesson about those and materials will help you to get prepared for the drawing. Then you learn how to create texture with oil pastels. And you also have a chance to practice oil pastels techniques. Then we'll draw inspiration from interests for the future drawing. I'll share with you my inspiration board for flowers paintings. And after that, we'll start creating the drawing of flour or get in a few stages of trawling will establish the composition and color palette for flowers and will add more texture and interesting shapes to the gyri. And the last stage of the join process will loosen up maturing style as we go by adding bold colors, shapes, and texture that will help us make the jury is more texture and interesting. So this is what we are going to do in this class. I want to encourage you to share your drawings. So once you town, don't forget to share your top ranks in the project and Resources section. I'm really excited to see them all. 3. Texture With Oil Pastel: In this lesson, you'll learn how to create deck shared with oil pastels. But first, let's talk a bit about, oh, pastel techniques. When you work with pastels, novel and some basic techniques will help you to ease your tests. In my previous class, a cell for beginners, I have covered all the main information garden, best oil pastel techniques and Colorado is changed. So if you haven't seen yet and you want to give your oil bust sells a 100% of your effort and talent. Consider taking this class to. In this class, we'll be using two main oil pastel techniques in order to create texture. Sorry, these are heavy pressure technique and stippling. Please, techniques are also great when you earn for more rich and vibrant fluke for your tropics. For heavy pressure technique, you have degeneracy. Oil pastels into the surface. Don't be afraid to use oppression and your plan. The second cell technique you might need for this class is thickening by pushing oil pastels into the surface with the lightest waste, you can create a texture towards or short thick lines. This technique is crucial in this class, as it will help you to create thick layers of color and texture. It indicates our gestural forms we put into the chorion and adds more expression to it as well. 4. Tools & Materials: In this lesson, I'm going to go over some tools and materials you'll need for this class. So our minimum for this class is alpha cells. If this medium is something completely new for you, don't worry, it's actually easier than it seems. You can also take a look at my class ourself for beginners. There you'll find all of the main information you'll need to get started. Then you'll need a surface to work on, like sketchbook. I will work on watercolor paper, 30 by 40 centimeters. You'll also need a few paper tissues to clean up your fingers and oil pastels sticks. So those are the suppliers for this class. If you have any questions regarding art supplies or anything at all, feel free to ask me in the discussion section. 5. Inspiration: Whether you're an experienced artists or beginner, looking for inspiration is an essential part of every creative process. And it's fun too. I know it might be tempting to just wait for inspiration to strike you. But isn't it better to invest some time and effort into searching for it? And when he finally finds it, it will give you so much more satisfaction. For us. It will be easier to find inspiration as we already know what we are going to creating this class, floral troubling. So in this class you can either find a reference photo or use your imagination in a way no matter which path you chosen. I believe that looking for flora inspiration will help you to push your creativity forward. There are tons of ways to find inspiration in this class, I suggest you to search for written interests. Can search all kinds of flavors of different shapes, colors, sizes. I usually create boards with the was beautiful flowers. So that later I can go there and find more ideas for the paintings or drawings. I'll share my board in the resources section. It will be easier for you to start. We can for your own inspiration. Once you find the bouquets of flowers, you lie, say them on your own boards so you don't lose it. And finally, once you find what you like, you convert real life lovers into a piece of art. You can create a composition that is different and very unique. You can modify it at more flavors, colors and shapes. Let me show you my inspiration for these charming I have found to these gorgeous flowers and I really like the colors and complex structure they create together. Sale, I want the shape of flowers and the boss to be different. And so here I'm going to use my imagination and modify maturing habits. You can do exactly the same, or you can use the farmers who found the reference photo. I also encourage you to share your inspiration with us in the discussion section. And because I really want to see their y2 greater than your inspiration for your drawings. 6. Sketching The Composition: So I'm using yellow ocher on pastel to briefly sketch the composition of the followers. Let's start with the bus. First, define the size of the vans, mark its top and bottom. Then you can establish the shape for your class. For example, I want mine to be simple. And a little bit. You can always change or fix the shape of your ones. So don't be afraid to make a mistake here. Now that we have established the shape for our wires, they can proceed to our followers. On these stations, the drawing, we just want to define the overall shape of hammers. So what I'm going to do here is I randomly at different shapes of former flowers. Here, free to use a reference photo if there's some particular flower Puckett you want to draw? In the case of fees drawing, I didn't want to rely on any reference photos too much. Keep in mind that sketching the composition, even the simplest one, is important as it will help you on the next stage of the drawing process. Then we will start bro, broken in general, colors and shapes. Remember that you will try doing overlays, yellow ochre. So it can lead to include every single detail. Then you sketch the composition we're entering. And the first time. And what is going on. Track. Collections. 7. Adding Colors & Shapes: On the stage of the drawing process, we can add colours to our farmers. So we will block In my encounters. This will help us establish the color palette and make a converse statement for outro, Inc.. Now it's the best time to decide on colors for each flower. As you can see, even though I have found inspiration for mentoring and don't really have a picture in front of me. I decided that I want decide by myself with a color for each flowers. So now randomly add colors here and there. I'm using heavy brush or technique in order to make the colors send out a full and vibrant. Keep in mind that not only we establish the colors of flowers, but also the shapes. Make the flavors of various shapes and sizes. Try different lengths and it's combinations will help you make your seven forget more contexts and interesting. And the first time. And what is going on? Matter of fact, good. Or turn to forget. Okay. Well, the first time no. Sorry. Right. Two. 8. Adding Greens: Now that we have assemblage to their colors, flavors, let's add some greens here to real click. The same as we did it with the premise video. Now, we'll randomly add colors of greens here and there. I'm using heavy pressure technique as well. So the colors of links, we'll be there. You want to see them in your favor bucket? Four. And the first time? Hi. Matter of fact. Okay. Okay. 9. Adding Texture: Great, so now that we have established colors and shapes, who are flowers? Begin, proceed to the next stage and start on ending more texture to the drawing. Using heavy pressure technique, you can generously layer a few more colors on top of your flowers. Use darker and lighter values of color for more complex and colorful Look. Don't be afraid to experiment with the colors then mixed together as they want. If you feel that you want more texture and heavy pressure technique is not enough for you. But you need here is stippling technique. By pushing oil pastels into the surface with the light twists, you can create texture. Dots are short thick lines. It will help you to greet thick layer of color and texture. It indicates your gestural force that you put into the drawing and it adds expression as well. Keep there in more colors. You say heavy pressure. P player in colors, lovers, using these techniques. As long as you finally like the result and the texture you've created. And the first time. Okay? Okay. Right. 10. Creating Background: So now we've made it all the way through our flowers. It's time to add some background to our drawing as well. Now, it's up to you to decide on which playground to want to create. It can be a table, or you can simply choose a few colors for your background. For example, in my previous class on how to create abstract flora trawling use negative painting technique and background we've created in that class, had a table and some shadows as well. So this time let's make it a little bit simpler and different. And I want the virus to be almost white. I chose Dartmoor as member ground color. To make it more complex. I'll create a simple gradient ache in the topper ground part, almost white. Here. I'm using a helper Chevron and applying the colors as I wanted to be vibrant and rich. Okay. Okay. The first time It's coming. And as I mentioned, thank you. 34. 11. Adding Last Details: So here we are on the final stage of our interviewing process. Now it's perfect time to step back from our drawing and look at it closely in order to see what you want to fix or add here. On this stage, often drawing, you can add those strokes of oil pastels layer. You want to create more texture and add more columns. I always encourage my students to add unexpected or even unrealistic colours. As a final drawing. For example, I'm going to share some dark boot myofibers, doorways makes the banking or traveling more interesting. It catches your eye and makes more vibrant and powerful. So don't be afraid to experiment with colors, shapes, and texture. And finally, once you like the result, it means your laboratory is ready. Don't forget to share it in projects and resources section. I'll see you in next lesson. Okay. The first time. Okay. And as I mentioned, so four. 12. Final Words: As you can see, creating textured and colorful floral drawings is easy and fun when you are using oil pastels. I hope you enjoyed this gradual process as well as the results of it. So let's go through some top tips of this glass. Gather your inspiration. Either a few drove in from a reference photo or your imagination. Gathering inspiration, essential part of the creative process. So before we start, make sure to look through my Pinterest board of Laura inspiration and decide on what you want to create. Started small sample simple Marx breakdown, huge robbing into a few simple shapes. Establish this shapes and location for the bus. And your flowers. Great various random shapes for your flowers. Natural creativity come into play at colors. So your drawings start with lovers and vast at various bold colors in order to establish scala bled for your veins. At texture. Using heavy pressure and stippling techniques, you can add more texture and color to a Turing's. Admob bold colors and exaggerate shapes and texture and til they bring expression and emotion into your charming. And finally, as always, I want to encourage you to push your own creative Lehman's experiment with the medial and colors and shapes until you find your own unique style. Thank you so much for joining me in this class and I will see you next time.