Project Challenge Level: 1

Drawing/Pastel: Sunset


A beautiful sunset is one of nature’s greatest pieces of art. Learn to create a gorgeous work of your own through understanding the importance of the order in which colors are used to keep the beauty of each tone present in the sunset.


In this instructional video, Katie teaches you the blending and layering techniques to create depth and dimension in your pastel drawing. She will also show you how to maintain the dramatic colors of the sunset in your finishing touches. 


Topics covered:

  • Starting with lighter tones as to not “Muddy” the colors
  • Blending techniques to leave a soft transition or gradation of colors
  • The use of hairspray “Fixative” to allow for additional layering
  • The importance of contrast of lights and darks for depth
  • How to add in final highlights and shadows while maintaining richness of color



Your Instructor

Katie Hemphill

Katie connects with her students in a way that allows them to express themselves freely as creative and confident individuals. Her goal is to guide each and every student through their artistic journey to unleash their own creative spirit.


While running an art studio for over 10 years, Katie has helped many students find their own individual self-expression. Studio H was started as a gathering place for learning the fine arts. It is not just about the art, as individuals will grow on their journey and come to learn more about themselves. Katie’s teaching is now available as online video lessons so that you can take your artistic journey from anywhere.

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Drawing/Pastel: Sunset

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