Smudging and Softening

Colours can also be blended by smudging and softening, to produce a smooth and gradual blend. Your fingers are the perfect tool for smudging.

This is a great techniques for skies, soft textures, or to depict smooth surfaces.

 

Use broad strokes laying the pastel on its side

Smudge and blend softly with your fingers

Examples

All that Glitters
Jub Jub