Getting started with soft pastels

Kickstart your pastel drawing experience!

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'Getting started with soft pastels' will guide you through creating your first soft pastel drawings. You'll learn about the different pastel supplies on the market and the materials I recommend. Then we'll start creating! In this course I will walk you through 2 different drawings using real time video and live commentary. This way you can draw along with me! As we are working with limited materials and colors, you don't need to invest in a large variety of supplies before getting started with the projects in this course. I'm all in for a 'hands on' approach. After the material explanation we'll start creating right away. Throughout the course you will gain the confidence and experience to create drawings you can be proud of!

This course is very suitable for beginners! If you are new to pastels or new to drawing in general, this course might be something for you.

This is what you'll learn:

- Which pastel supplies to use to get the effects you're looking for,

- How to handle soft pastels and pastel pencils,

- How to create a simple but professional looking night sky illustration,

- How to setup a landscape scene completely freehand,

- How to color a landscape with only 12 soft pastels and 2 pastel pencils by layering and mixing!

Total length of video: 4 hours and 45 minutes + bonus video

This course is available in English and in Dutch. You are now on the English course page, which means that you will get the course with English text and narration.

For this course drawing experience isn't necessary.

Don't hesitate, start drawing!

Your Instructor

Leontine van Vliet
Leontine van Vliet


My name is Leontine van Vliet and I'm a passionate full time artist from the Netherlands. I work in soft pastels, pastel pencils, colored pencil and graphite. Being a huge nature lover, my main focus is realistic nature and animal related artwork. Over the past years I have been establishing myself as a pet portrait artist doing custom pet drawings for customers all around the world.

Since starting my Youtube channel around 2,5 years ago I also discovered a passion for video making and teaching. Different styles have gotten my interest as well, which made me expand my range of subjects and mediums.

I love to teach others my techniques, and in that way preventing others from making the mistakes I made when I started drawing.

Let's start drawing!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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