Pastels and Charcoals, Continued
Pastels and charcoals are drawing mediums with painterly handling
characteristics. Practice using charcoal in line drawings. Vary your strokes;
overlap and crosshatch for value. Then practice continuous-tone drawings by
blending values with a stump and picking out highlights with a kneaded
eraser. Practice the above techniques with pastels. Pastels offer the
additional challenges of color. Blending colors and values in pastels requires
strokes over other strokes. Practice blending pastels.
Figure 1-29 shows charcoal lines possible in vine charcoal.
Figure 1-29.Line variations possible with vine charcoal.