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.


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.


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


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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