Animals in Art: Oil Pastel Drawings

 Before beginning their oil pastel projects, the 8th graders completed a series of practice techniques to learn about blending, explore what colors work well together, and options for creating their backgrounds of their drawing. 


 After sketching out an image of an animal of their choice, students began by outlining it in a dark color. They choose similar colors that were slightly lighter to blend the colors as they worked towards the center of their drawings.