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A Peek Inside My Art Journal: Chalk Pastels

I’ve had a box of chalk pastels sitting on my art desk for over a year now. I remember as I child my mother had a box of these colorful chalks and they were messy but vibrant and I loved them. I’ve kept this untouched box on my desk thinking that one day I’d play with them, even if just for nostalgia sake. A couple weeks ago I did just that. I had been working on a drawing inspired by Jane Davenport’s book “Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces” and I decided since I was playing with sketches in my art journal that I’d give the chalk pastels a try.

I fell immediately in love!! They are messy! But after watching a couple YouTube videos I quickly got the hang of them.

Sketch in art journal

Chalk pastels in art journal

 

Sketch in art journal

Chalk pastels in art journal

After I finished both of these pieces I sprayed them with hairspray to lock down the chalk so they wouldn’t smear. Once the hairspray hit the chalk the color exploded. It’s truly one of my favorite parts. It changes the color…darkens it quite a bit, but I dig it.

sketch in art journal - Heidi Cogdill

Chalk Pastels

 

1 thought on “A Peek Inside My Art Journal: Chalk Pastels”

  1. I also recently found a box of 24 chalk pastels I’ve had since secondary school (7+ years old) and they’re super fun to work with although I’m not sure I’m doing it right! Love your pieces, the colours are so vibrant. I should try the hairspray trick!

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