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Old 15-03-2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
Going great guns I reckon Michael. I like the way you've caught the light on the wall so the crater and on the peaks on the floor. I find this a great challenge. Enjoyed your accompanying report too!
Thanks Patrick. Creating hilights is certainly easier with the pastels. Creating subtle shades is more difficult.

Originally Posted by mental4astro View Post
Oh, yeah! Now we're cooking Michael.

Very nice job. Working with white on black is a very different way of thinking. And with pastels, no pussy-footing here.

I really like the little 'flecks' of white along the dark right rim of protuding peaks, and the tight little shadows of the two central peaks. It's the little details that make the sketch work really well.

For sharp, fine details using pastel or charcoal (both white and black types) keep a piece of fine sandpaper in your kit. You then rub the edge you want to develop on the sandpaper, .

Those fine rays would have been a tease.
Thanks Alex. Pastels are a very different medium than I am used to. It's going to take a bit of work to develop the techniques needed.
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