Ivan Hoo

Ivan Hoo uses PanPastel for his hyper-realistic paintings. Often in combination with other media, for example colored pencils, or with acrylic or ink.

“I like using PanPastel Colors because they create soft effects I need especially when I’m working on the fur for an animal drawing. And also they can work as a base layer and cover bigger areas fast.

Sometimes I can use them as a base layer or underpainting and add another layer with pastel pencils for more details. Or I can work with acrylic or ink and I will work on top of the acrylic surface with the PanPastel to add more depth and details.” - Ivan Hoo


About Ivan Hoo

Ivan Hoo is a self-taught artist. He lives in Singapore.

Read our Artist Q&A with Ivan: https://paintdrawblend.com/2017/10/ivan-hoo/

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