Oil Pastel Art Project – Octopus

I finished my beginner art course with Thrive art and I am doing the intermediate course. My first project was to make a octopus using oil pastels. I never used oil pastels like this. Only a little in school in art class. In this project I learned different ways to use them (like to blend them or hold them different ways). They get kind of messy but they are fun to use. This is my first picture. πŸ™‚


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20 responses to “Oil Pastel Art Project – Octopus

  1. Josie, I’ve been looking at your work, mesmerized. Sorry for the extra comment, but I have a question.How did you get the tiny dot of white in the eye? It is fantastic. If I saw this in a gallery, I would buy it. It is beautiful. πŸ˜€

    • πŸ™‚ You are very nice. I used a marker to draw the octopus and colored it with oil pastels. When I made the eye with marker I left a little spot open for the white dot. Miss Theresa the art teacher says that makes the eye more real. I am happy you like it. πŸ™‚

  2. Josie – your octopus is beautiful! Oil pastels do get messy, don’t they? I enjoy the vibrant colors of oil pastels. You did a great job blending so many colors. Seriously, beautiful art!

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