Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hibiscus Pastel Demo

Hibiscus Sketch
4.5" x 5.5"
This is the finished pastel sketch which was done on black La Carte Pastel card, a lightly sanded card made by Sennelier.  The sketch was done in three stages, first two shown below.  It was a challenge working on black, but the paper allowed me to build up thick areas of soft pastel where needed.  I also challenged myself to do no blending except with another piece of pastel.  Nupastels, or another soft pastel of a different color was used to merge areas.  No fingers, paper stumps, or foam tools were used in this drawing! 
Hibiscus Sketch, first stage: blue pencil on black La Carte Card.
Hibiscus Sketch, second stage: local color block-in.
And stage three, finished pastel... above.

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