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Winter Sunrise With Sparkles with Lucy Brangwin

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Materials and Tips

This demo uses a piece of A4 Pastelmat in white.

I have done work throughs of this painting on more economical Canson Mi-Teintes which was fun too. But I like the precision you can get easily on pastelmat or a surface like Canson Mi-Teintes Touch.

Don’t worry if you don’t have my exact colours in pastels or pencils, any neutral greys and earth tones work for the mountains. It is important to have a bright white and a deep dark for highlights and contrasts.

My paper is taped to my tilted drawing table, this allows excess pastel dust to fall down into the attached dust tray. From time to time you may need to tap your table/board or lightly blow away any dust build up (ensuring it is nowhere near your cup of tea!!!).

Keep kitchen paper, a cloth or baby wipes at hand to ensure clean fingers and avoid muddy blending.

Also when using the sparkle colours if you want to limit the spread of sparkle then just clean your fingers once you have used them before going on to using a non-sparkle colour. This applies when blending also.

Assess your progress by standing back every so often to gauge if your marks and tones feel balanced or if some areas need more work.

You can always add more detail and definition and tweak the piece as you go along.

The most important thing is to relax and enjoy the process.

HAVE FUN !!!!!

Unison Colour

Frosty Winter’s Day set AVAILABLE HERE

Which consists of:

  • Sparkly Grey 28
  • Additional 7
  • Brown Earth 5
  • Dark5
  • Grey 18
  • Sparkly Grey 10
  • Grey 8
  • Additional 30
  • Light 18
  • Blue Green Earth 3
  • Sparkly Blue Green 13
  • Additional 43
  • Additional 1
  • Blue Violet 9
  • Blue Violet 18
  • Sparkly Additional 50

However colours are fluid and there are no hard and fast rules. You can substitute depending what choices you have in your collection.

Pastel pencils :



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