Drawing: Figure in Color

Finally… color!

To draw in color, we utilized Prismacolor Nupastels. It’s a set of twelve that includes the average color spectrum.

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As usual, we started with a few preliminary sketches. Most of the students, including myself, had not used pastels before. So, the first sheet was all about getting antiquated with the materials. We then did a few gesture drawings using two complimentary colors to show light/shadow.

The first main drawing was three, twenty minute sessions. Again, this first one was mostly about getting used to the pastels. This one was on regular white paper.

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The last was was also three, twenty minute sessions. We were to bring in a sheet of neutral toned paper; I chose mint green.

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In the end, I really like how the second one turned out! It was very different and a new challenge to draw with pastel. Here’s a photo of some of the classes’ drawings on the wall.

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