I am a purist with this art form so I only use chalk pastels. I use all kinds of chalk pastels – Koss, Eternity Arts, Sennelier, Unison, Rembrandt, ArtSpectrum – usually color choices dictate manufacturer preference. I am particularly addicted to Eternity Arts right now. They are buttery homemade pastels that glide on like silk! I love them. The best pastels outside of these are my own homemade chalks. I have a great recipe that works particularly well for the street, plus this way my color choices are limitless as I can make just about any color I need. It’s also very economical – much less expensive than bought product – which can be an issue with all of the chalk I go through in a year.
I do know other artists who use powdered pigment, liquid tempera pigment, charcoal and pastel pencils to make their drawings.
Here are some of my suppliers:
- Koss International – (800) 421-9571 / (213) 383-2474
- Eternity Arts Handmade chalk – www.eternityarts.com
are available at fine art supply stores.