Chalks and Soft Pastel Brands
There is nothing quite like a new box of pastels! Each brand will have colors you'll like and love while others not so much. It's good to pick up a box when you see them just to try them out and experiment with. Even dollar store off brands will surprise you. Here are the main brands I use in my work.
Some colors are really hard to come by in which I will refer to hand made pastels. The Mount Vision pastel company is a small business local to the Tampa Bay Area. These pastels I've grown to love, with so many to chose from I made a list of my favorite colors!
780, 80, 721, 82, 631, 712, 550, 620, 842, 250, 404
514, 780, 392, 541, 903, 601, 3, 461
Warm Earth Colors
301, 374, 491, 132, 664, 361, 282, 703, 583, 406, 693
Iridescent and Neon Pastels
Not shown in image. Mount Vision will make these pastels custom to order if you ask about them.
How to find Chalk Art / Street Painting Events
Chalk Art and Street Painting events have grown in popularity in the United States and all over the world. Thankfully there are organizations to help Chalk Artists and Street Painters connect to event organizers and get application submissions. Here are the 3 main organizations in my area which I am happily a part of.
Art inspired Podcasts
I surround myself constantly with thinkers, motivators and doers. These people don't see walls or limitations, but are creatively inspired by the endless possibilities. As a artist believe hearing the stories of the creative journey of others is not only a way to keep you humble and grounded; it also helps build a foundation in which you can grow to be the best innovative, inspired, bona fide, person you can be . Below are some podcasts that I've enjoyed that do just that. I hope they inspire you as well.
Websites Recommended for Study
- Golden Ratio Overlays - http://parksphotos.com/goldenoverlays/