In the following step by step pastel drawing demonstration, Margaret Evans demonstrates, in easy to follow steps, how to draw flowers. This is more of an impressionist style drawing than anything else, as Margaret is not interested in capturing every detail. Just a very colorful and loose impression of her subject.
She uses a bouquet of flowers for her subject. Her goal is to create a colorful and fleeting impression of the flowers instead of an accurate reproduction. The results are something quite beautiful and well worth watching. This is a 3 part pastel drawing demo, so you will need to set apart some time to finish watching these videos. I do hope you enjoy and learn a great deal about still life drawing using pastels.
Drawing Flowers With Pastels Part 1
Drawing Flowers With Pastels Part 2
Drawing Flowers With Pastels Part 3
A big thanks to Margaret Evans and the folks over at The Painting & Drawing Channel. To see more excellent instructional videos like the above, please follow this link. Thanks for watching!
drawing flowers with pestals demonstrations are marvellous…
thanks to Margaret Evans.
hey this is really awesome way to create beautiful paintings.
Dan@Landscape Paintings says
I really enjoyed these videos and the way the flowers turned out after such an abstract start. I am just starting to try pastels… thanks for the demo.
Michele Nemier says
Viewed your video’s on painting a floral arrangement to inspire me for a painting I want to do for a sick friend. I am an artist who hasn’t been practicing in a while. Pastels are my favorite medium, but since I’m trained for multi medium techniques, (illustration student), I’ve been choosing other mediums to express myself on my last few pieces. (Oil pastel and colored pencil mostly). The piece I want to work on needs to be free of super detail and just be heartfelt and spiritually lifting, It needs to be about color and symbolism, not be laborious, but glorious in color and meaning, and spiritually uplifting. Your videos’ and advise have given me a bit of courage to tackle the rather complicated composition and arrangement I set up. I hope I can keep them in mind while I paint and free myself from my super realist past. I hope I can keep your teaching in mind and not overwork this painting. Thank you for making yourself and your work available to those of us who need a little inspiration and instruction once in a while, and need to think a little differently on our approach to subject matter. Thank you so much for your insight, and thank you for making it easily available. Thank you for doing this without monetary cost, and with a spirit of sharing artistic vision. Many Blessings, Michele