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Springtime in Soft Pastel

Sketching and drawing spring flowers with Soft Pastels

5 / 5.0
61 students7 hours 11 minutes

Created by Benjamin Aeilkema, offered on Udemy

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Springtime in Soft Pastel

Soft Pastels are quite an unique medium to work with. If you know what you’re doing, you can create stunning artworks with it. Giving it this very special feel and atmosphere this medium rewards you with.

But let’s face it, if you haven’t mastered the right techniques, the right procedure and mindset of how to go about it, you’ll just create a big mess and end up somewhat frustrated.

Now the good news is, that it actually is not hard at all to learn the basics of working with Soft Pastels. With the right information and acquired skills you’ll be making beautiful works in no time.

My name is Benjamin Aeilkema and I’m an illustrator and Artist from The Netherlands. I love creating Artworks with all kinds of materials. Lately Soft Pastels have captured a special place in my heart. Once I got over the setbacks, which can be severe without the right techniques, and cracked the code of how to work with this impressive medium, I totally fell in love with it!

In this Art Class I’m going to reveal the code I cracked to make working with Soft Pastels great fun and super rewarding. Using the beauty of different kind of spring flowers, I will take you step-by-step into the wonderful world of Soft Pastels.

We’ll start out with sketching some snowdrops, getting familiar with our Soft Pastels. Then we’ll look at bringing in more details into our work, enhancing the beauty greatly. Next we’ll be working on creating different kinds of backgrounds. We will also be looking at how to make use of the paper color you might have. Of course we will get into mastering different kind of blending techniques, applying them to a variety of lovely spring flower projects.

My clear and easy to follow explanation and instructions, make sure that this entire process is going to be great fun. You will be surprise at what you can create with your Soft Pastels, using my step-by-step method.

For your convenience I’ve also added additional PDF’s: Great Time Savers in PDF format

To help you save time, I’m providing you with a handy book of notes. Once you’ve completed an assignment, there’s no need to re-watch the video lesson. Instead, all of my finished works are in this booklet. Just find the lesson you’re on and compare your work to the finished assignment in the book. Again, this will save you time and allow you to keep on going.

That’s not all though.

I’ve also included photo references in this booklet. You’ll find photos of all the flowers I’ve used in the lessons and even some extra ones for more practice. This addition will help you to work in any season, regardless of which flowers do or don’t grow. While I encourage you to get your own reference material, I understand that’s not always possible. So with this addition you have plenty of reference material to get you started and keep you drawing.

So come and join the fun and start creating lovely artworks today!

What you will learn

  • Drawing with Soft Pastel
  • How to use various Soft Pastel supplies
  • Creating backgrounds
  • Capture what you observe
  • Detailing
  • Basic Shading
  • Basic Composition


  • No prior experience needed at all
  • Soft Pastel Supplies
  • To gain the most out of the art class, check the material video
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  • Price: $19.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 7 hours 11 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.2/10

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