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Featured
Spring is here by davepuls
Loch at Melfort Pass by davepuls
Sunflowers in vase by davepuls
River Wharfe at Kettlewell by davepuls
General
After They Shopped by fleetofgypsies
Warming Up by fleetofgypsies
Peace Quantum by zinisco
CrossWorlds by zinisco
realism
Landscape #8 by PastelCraft
Landscape #7 by PastelCraft
Ducks. by PirraAiren
Luna by safija36
impressionism
old community Thailand 05 by kanwala13
Oil Pastel Drawing - Impressionist by kanwala13
slow dancing in the dark by kanwala13
Standing crying on rainy days by kanwala13
abstract
SpikeFlower by zinisco
LadderFly by zinisco
Back To Ninve2 by zinisco
From the depths by zinisco
fantasy
Leaves in the rain by kanwala13
SPRING FANTASIA by Badusev
Uther by safija36
THE STONE ORNAMENTS OF MANGUP-KALE by Badusev
anime manga

Mature Content

Sic vis pacem, para bellum. by koop-dubious
Chara by Ankun1
Copy of RJ Palmer's Noivern in Oil Pastel by MosasaurWorks
Biting your lips by helofoxy
Oil Pastel Journal Features
Wheatfield and Cypresses by tinta-para-lapis
Ballerina by devonhants
Do you happen to have a cigarette? by Zannda
wind by mohitaheri
Surreal
Good LooK by zinisco
NostaGlow by zinisco
MySelves2 by zinisco
Olha Darchuk, Phoenix by Joseartgallery
mixed media and oil pastel
Mini portrait: Blondie by lesreveriesdAnna
IN YALTA (EN-PLEIN-AIR SKETCH) by Badusev
THE SPRING MELODY OF THE TREES by Badusev
THE FIRST SUNBEAMS IN THE VALLEY OF GHOSTS by Badusev
Oil pastel sets and materials
Hendrix by WilliamFeuer

Favourites

Berlin, Germany by sirihouette Berlin, Germany :iconsirihouette:sirihouette 9 3 Masked Duck / Marreca de bico roxo by Ricardo-ornitologo Masked Duck / Marreca de bico roxo :iconricardo-ornitologo:Ricardo-ornitologo 5 0 oil pastel self portrait by liz3889 oil pastel self portrait :iconliz3889:liz3889 82 16 Another holiday by Liliako Another holiday :iconliliako:Liliako 0 0 Aubrey and Lilies by NuitsdeYoung Aubrey and Lilies :iconnuitsdeyoung:NuitsdeYoung 3 3 She Killed In Ecstacy by Jongrech She Killed In Ecstacy :iconjongrech:Jongrech 6 1 Salmon by Jongrech Salmon :iconjongrech:Jongrech 4 1 Our tree by abuswani Our tree :iconabuswani:abuswani 3 4 skull still life by Carolyn-Mae skull still life :iconcarolyn-mae:Carolyn-Mae 6 0 Massey fergerson by abuswani Massey fergerson :iconabuswani:abuswani 2 0 Crafted by abuswani Crafted :iconabuswani:abuswani 1 0 Duck oil pastel practice by YueZeng-MN Duck oil pastel practice :iconyuezeng-mn:YueZeng-MN 14 4 Its a hoot by devonhants Its a hoot :icondevonhants:devonhants 122 81 Tiger in Pastel by Asiri57 Tiger in Pastel :iconasiri57:Asiri57 78 12 From a noptebook, September 9 by lauraverde From a noptebook, September 9 :iconlauraverde:lauraverde 143 10 Rough Seas by davepuls Rough Seas :icondavepuls:davepuls 124 34

Group Info

This group is dedicated to people who enjoy the art created with oil pastels and oil pastel / mixed mediums. This was the original first group for oil pastels on DA we hope it brings a lot of like minded people together and creates a place where we can learn and get inspired by other artists who enjoy this medium.
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Founded 11 Years ago
May 9, 2010

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Physical Media

1,157 Members
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Hello everyone :la:
So I know we had a few similar post in the past with a link or two with useful info I thought it might be a good idea to have all the useful information in one place so I'm making this post.

Useful links:
www.ehow.com/how_2098968_use-o…
www.artshow.com/resources/past…
www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showt…
www.oilpasteltechniques.com/oi…
thevirtualinstructor.com/how-t…
emptyeasel.com/2009/01/22/oil-…
paintingdemos.com/how-to-use-o…
www.explore-oil-pastels-with-r…
www.oilpastelsartist.com/

Oil pastel video playlist:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W21Zz_…

Books on oil pastels:
www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Paste…

www.amazon.co.uk/Oil-Pastel-St…

Here are some impressive works done with oil pastels from our group gallery feel free to explore and find some more great pieces.

Self-Portraiture by brownpaperaircraft Tiger on tha wall by RhombusOnFire oil pastel painting by qoiris Horse by danuta50 Oil Pastel Still Life by ArtofCarolyn

(This post is subject to be edited and improved over time if you can please send us your suggestions we would really appreciate it).
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New Admin Needed

Hello all :wave:

Just wanted to mention that a lot of our older admins are no longer very active on DA so we need some new admin. So if anyone's interested give me a message.

- founder, klaudrawstuff

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IlexAter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2020
Any advice on how to get finer details with oil pastels? I've been using colored pencils to supplement, but can you manage with just pastels?

Also, how do join a group? I'm new to deviantart and still learning the ropes.
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sirihouette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me. Oil pastels are gorgeous and I can't wait to discover some great art and be inspired by my fellow pastelists!
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Jlombardi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Thanks for accepting me. I have be using and loving oil pastels for about a year now. This is the first oil pastel community I have found outside of wet canvas and I am really excited!
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klaudrawstuff Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Welcome :) it's great to have you with us. Yeah, it seems to me like oil pastels are a very underrated medium it's nice to have a little hub with other oil pastels enthusiasts. 
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Jlombardi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
I think they are very underrated!
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moprysk920 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me into the group!
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EtaniaVII Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question for all you pastel users! As a total pastel newbie, I want to try them and start using them, but I don't know what brands are good. Right now for Graphite I use Derwent. If anyone has any general advice I'd love to hear it. Thank you! :) (Smile)
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Owl-On-Tree Featured By Owner May 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
As for oil pastel i would recommad Sennelier (both pastels and pastel card! they make a very good combo Heart)
Good luck with this wonderfull medium :D
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EtaniaVII Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I tried Sennelier!
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Owl-On-Tree Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Nice! And what did you think about it? Did you like it? :D They are very smooth and easier to blend than other brand but the beginning can be a little disturbing
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