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Drawing lessons Soft pastel
Figure Drawing: Techniques, History
Figure Drawing Sketching the Human Body. Life Drawing Class in the Vatican. For more about draughtsmanship, in chalk, pencil, charcoal, pastels, and pen and ink, see the art of drawing , and the art of sketching. Vitruvian Man c. Leonardo da Vinci's graphic illustration of the human body derived from the geometry and human proportions outlined by Vitruvius in De Architectura
Chapter 6: The Nineteenth Century II
Invented by the Frenchman Nicolas-Jacques Conte, the same man who invented the modern lead pencil in the 18th century, conte crayons - a popular medium for sketching and more formal drawing - are made from pigment and graphite held together with a gum binder and grease. Resembling pastels in appearance and consistency, they are slightly harder and more oily. Conte crayon comes in square sticks and pencils. Conte crayons produce a similar effect to charcoal , except that - being harder - they can create finer lines as well as shading and broad tonal areas. They come in a wide variety of colours and shades, although many conte artists still prefer to stick to the traditional palette, combining black,white and grey with the earthy pigments - sepia, sanguine red and brown.
I prefer to work on the smooth side of this, but I know many pastelists who choose the textured side. The smooth side still has a good tooth which suits my application. The model is Sophie Here is the reference photo, which I cropped to achieve a more close up and intimate feel in the painting.