tricks and techniques

hello everyone! this tuttorial is about preparing your chalk pastels and using them to create the soft airbrush effect.

these are the chalk pastels I use. they’re by Winsor&Newton and they’re called Artists’Soft Pastels. I like these because the pigments are strong and they show well.

pick your colors, remove the paper wraps, and get a cutter (or a different sharp edge of your choice). scrape off the chalk pastel from the sides using the cutter till you get a nice soft powder. try to not create chunks of chalk because that could ruin the soft effect when you use it.

for storing I like to put the powder in these little plastic containers. you can prepare large amounts of chalk powders for future use to prevent creating a mess everytime.

here I used this powder using 3 different brush types and sizes. each one creates a different effect and density of color.

hope that was useful!


I’m gonna show you all how I use a toothbrush in my paintings! it makes some awesome effects and I really suggest that u try this out. Just get any old toothbrush (make sure it’s clean though!), put paint on it, then splatter it on the paper.
بوريكم شلون استخدم فرسة الاسنان برسوماتي. هالطريقة تعطي تأثيرات عجيبة و انصحكم تجربونها. اخذوا أي فرشة قديمة بس تأكدوا انها نظيفة و حطوا اللون عليها و طشروه على الورقة.

in this quick example I’m using my Daler-Rowney watercolors.. first I’m using a blue/green color dilluted with a lot of water.. splattered it as shown in the pic
بـ هالمثال السريع استخدمت الوان مائية. أول شي خذيت لون أزرق على اخضر و كان فيه وايد ماي و طشرته مثل ما الصور توضح.



then to show u how to play more with it, I added a yellow with less water.
بعدين حطيت لون أصفر بس ما خلطت معاه وايد ماي, عشان أوريكم شلون ممكن تلعبون بالتأثير هذا.

these are examples of how I applied it in my drawings. I used it to create this blood stains effects using watercolors, and to create a starry sky look using a white acrylic.
و هذي امثلة على تطبيق التأثير هذا برسوماتي. استعملته عشان اسوي تأثيرات بقع دم بألوان مائية, و عشان أسوي مثل نجوم على السماء بلون أكريلك أبيض.

hope that was useful! see you next time.