Artist Elizabeth Gyles Johnson Reviews Mungyo Handmade Soft Pastels
A Review of Mungyo Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels
Elizabeth Gyles Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life. Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at CreativePencils.com Learn more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, and enjoy her demonstration here of the Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels
The Mungyo Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels are a joy with which to paint. They are very soft lending themselves to a very free creative approach. And yet as I used them on the UART Sanded Pastel Paper, I found that I also had as much control of the placement of the colors as I could have wished.
The colors are vivid and scrumptious. There is a wide range of beautiful colors to choose from – 96 colors in all.. The pigments are light fast and fade resistant. And they blend very nicely. These pigments lay down clearly and beautifully on the paper. You will be tempted to try all the colors, as am I. So it is helpful that the Mungyo Soft Pastels are an affordable price.
These very soft pastels may be blended with a blending stump or if you prefer to be more tactile with your art, your fingers. Even though the colors blend well, they are also strong enough to layer boldly on top of a previously drawn portion of your painting. For my example I have created a painting with lots of blending and layering of color. As you can see the Mungyo Handmade Soft Pastels handled the task well. I enjoyed working with them and will use them again. I have already recommended them to some of my pastel loving students.
Elizabeth Gyles Johnson purchases all of her artist pencils from Jerry’s Artarama because of their customer service and great packing of delicate artist pencils for shipping. Here are some other drawings Elizabeth has done with pencils purchased from Jerry’s Artarama.