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New Drawing Started: Forest Chase

May 12, 2015

I’ve started a new drawing using the chunk of charcoal oil pastel I made in my previous post. This picture is a composite of a couple photos of mine showing a woman and man running through a forest.

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The surface I’m drawing on is a 16 x 20 inch wood panel primed with shellac. I found this surface takes the oil pastels very well, and is very easy to scratch back to the white surface beneath, if necessary.

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I first lightly drew out the lines of the trees and figures with charcoal. I’m also using a black Cray-Pas stick to get a finer line than the big chunk of charcoal I made. A soft color-shaper tool helps with blending and smearing, as well as extending the lighter grey value marks.

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