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How to I get into real small details without wasting the pastels?

I colored with rounded oil pastel sticks, & I was sharpening the oil pastels to get in much smaller details on paper, but that will take much of the pastels off, any other ideas to get in just very little details and save much of the pastels?

Posted - September 27

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  • 6887
    Colored pencils, or rub the pastels onto a very fine brush, or; try muted eyeshadow, it should have a similar look when applied, using a very fine brush for the details. I searched oil pastel pencils and found these on Amazon.  





    This post was edited by Boss Lady at September 28, 2023 4:42 AM MDT
      September 27, 2023 9:01 PM MDT
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  • 2388
    For the oil pastels, I used paint brush & water, it won't melt or pick-up any pastels, & I tried wooden toothpick, it won't pick-up much or any chunk of pastels/that I shaved-off from a knife.
    I maybe should've mentioned this too, I was using fluorescent oil pastels, do you know or can find any fluorescent oil pastel pencils too? Need green, yellow & red of florescence of these.
      September 28, 2023 9:21 AM MDT
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  • 2388
    It would be great if I find something that forms the pastel pieces where it gets/colors in just really small details just from my own pastels(?)
      September 28, 2023 7:28 PM MDT
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  • 2388
    I searched with the 'very fine brush' (Don't know about if that do good with, or do I wet the find brush & dip that in a oil pastel piece?) from Google, shows-up with 'Artist's pin point', don't know about if these can help any with, I tried toothpick on my (shaved) pastel pieces-& that don't do much good to me (at all), I want the pastels to be made just about exactly the same pastel materials as the ones that I'm coloring on my paper. (Oil Pastels-rounded stick of them), I will show you the paper/picture of that, & to show you what I'm getting to on my drawing paper. 
      September 28, 2023 6:39 AM MDT
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  • 6887
    Will answer this tomorrow, I'm really tired now, had a very long day. 
      September 28, 2023 8:10 PM MDT
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  • 6887
      September 29, 2023 3:56 AM MDT
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  • 2388
    Is that all fluorescent pastels?
    I have the oil pastels about these size, & I have some fluorescent pastels.
      September 29, 2023 6:20 AM MDT
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