Seeing as my blog has hit over 40,000 views, I figured it was time to get myself on YouTube! Subscribe to my channel and watch out for the coming video tutorials :) The first has already been uploaded, and shows you how to easily blend a background using pastels and cotton buds. If you enjoy it, don't forget to show me a thumbs up :)
1. Colour everything else BEFORE using pastels. They should always be last as they smudge something terrible!
2. Use a fixative to 'set' the pastels. Cheap hairspray works great.
3. Apply the pastel in small circles. Applying in lines will not trick the brain into seeing a seamless blend, which is what messy circles achieves. Also, it gives a really cool cloud effect :)
The materials I used in this video are: