THE TONAL FACTORWhat are Tonal Values and Why are they important?
Tonal Values and Learning Pastel
This simple exercise has been the one completed by over 2500 artists who were new to pastel. I devised it as a way to make it easy to understand how to blend and mix pastel and also how to recognise the role of tonal values in the pastel medium.
In the following video I show you how to complete you own swatch using a simple and inexpensive box of very useful pastels and in doing so you will learn the correct way to lighten pastels and darken pastels in any given painting. The video also gives you a visual demonstration of exactly how to approach your pastel work tonally, and never ever trust that the darkest green in your new mixed box is , in fact, dark.