By changing which part of the pastel you make your marks with, and twisting and turning it to make these changes, you can get varied and exciting marks.


Have a go, and notice the different qualities of mark that you can make. Imagine that you are making the pastel ‘dance’ on the paper, and keep varying the pressure that you apply.

Twisting technique, using the end and side of the pastel, and getting it to dance around the paper. This is great for conveying movement, rocks, water and for animal work.


Light on the Rocks