You will need
  • Palette for mixing paints; paint or pastel yellow, and red; the working surface (pastel paper, watercolor paper, canvas, etc.), brushes and thinners (if needed).
How to make an orange color, if you need one, but it is not in your Arsenal? You should refer to the basics of painting and color palette. You can make orange with two colors of yellow and red, which are the basis of "color wheel" palette. Squeeze onto your palette of yellow and red paint, and then mix them with a brush or palette knife. If paints will be taken in equal proportions, then, with the shift, we will become owners of the classic orange color. If you take the yellow more than the red one, we get yellow-orange or Golden-orange color. If you take more red, then orange will be more intense and red. The orange color became more soft and muted, it is better to add white. The color is darker, it is better to mix with a dark gray color. Black in this sense is worse, as it not only dims, but also steals part of the color spectrum.
If you need to get the orange color in the dry pastels, you can mix the same two colors. Apply them in layers on top of each other, and then mash. The shade of orange will depend entirely on what color was in the upper layer. If the top layer was red, you get red-orange color. If the top layer was yellow, then orange will be a bright, yellow-orange.
In the case of oil or wax pastels, it is better to have orange in its pure form, so how to mix this type of pastel is very difficult. However, you can get it, if applied to the paper layer of red, and then, on top of it, apply the yellow and all carefully grind. In addition, in pastels you can change the color or tone of the pigments, correctly picking the color of the paper