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Strathmore 400 drawing paper
18x24


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Spray fixed and I want a subdued color…not bright and colorful…

Put dark pastel around the edges of her face and nupastel peach all over…

You know the color of the peach is just perfect but it is always chalky…what do they say about doing something over and over and expecting different results…Dr. Phil would say…how’s that working for you…

Then strokes of soft pastel…impressionist like strokes but my touch is just not light and steady enough…one of the reasons I blend…

Merrily going along not quite sure of what I am doing…

 
   
 
 
 

I drew a few more strokes in different colors and blended everything…trying to find places to add color but not get too carried away…

 
   
 
 
Look Pastel
 

I’m at the point of not knowing what else to do and afraid to do anything more…

I might finish the eyes and call it done…scrape off the white highlights…blacken the eye and put the highlights back in…I sharpen a white pastel pencil and touch the end to my tongue and hold it straight up and down and twist…leaves beautiful round highlights…I don’t always get it on the first try…just scrape off with a Kraft knife and keep doing it till I get it right…put some white pastel in the iris on the opposite side of the highlight…gives a shine to the eyes…

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