Rose and The Creme Sky

The Rose

Roses are my favorite flowers to create with oil pastels.  It showcases how well you can blend oil pastels together. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece especially the flower. Normally flowers are more intricately detailed but roses are not. Roses are abstract and complex. There are not as many lines in this piece and that is something that I like. Color provides the details.  This picture is the epitome of why I use oil pastels.

The Creme Sky

I really like the colors of the background. They give off the feelings of spring.  Spring is my favorite season; the soft colors to showcase what I like most about spring, The orange is for the temperature and pink is for the colors of the season.


Get started on your artistic journey today with these oil pastels. These are really good for people who are just starting out using oil pastels:)



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Sakura XLP50 50-Piece Cray-Pas Expressionist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set


4 of My Favorite Art Tools

I have gone through a lot of art supplies. I’ve been drawing and creating art for a long time.  Also if you want to try some of these tools out just click on the link or the picture for each product.  Anywho here is the list!

Oil Pastels

Van Gogh Oil Pastels 24 Color Set

These Oil Pastels are very smooth and easy to blend. The color pay off is very nice and it works well with oil.

Pens and Markers

Pigma Sensei

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Sakura 50204 8-Piece Pigma Sensei Manga Drawing Kit

I really like the markers, especially how they vary in size. It really helps me when I try to make very detailed pictures.

Sharpie Permanent Marker
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Sharpie Twin Tip Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, 4 Black Markers
When I want opacity in a piece I would reach for a sharpie. They get the job done and I also like that there are about 3 different tips that sharpies can come in. I like using these with the pens for hair .

Here is an example of a piece I did with Sharpie.


Colored Pencils:

Prisma Color
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 12 Count

These colored pencils are very pigmented and the colors are very bold. I enjoy using these colored pencils when I am doing mixed medium pieces. I use these with pens, markers, and pencil.

Blending Stumps

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US Art Supply 10 Piece Artist Blending Stump and Tortillion Art Blenders – Pencil, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencils

When I use a pencil or oil pastel I use a blending stump to smudge everything out.  Recently I have been using a blending stump out with oil pastels and I enjoy it.