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Mary D’Amico explains how to draw flowers with chalk pastel and how to add finishing touches to your chalk drawing
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Mary: Hi, my name is Mary Demigo, I’m a private art instructor and I’m here working today with one of my students, Summer. And we are working on a chalk pastel drawing focusing on a still life of flowers. And we are pretty much in the end of our drawing. And so after we have done, have finished all of the flowers, we are going to use a workable fixative. And we wanna make sure that we use this outside, outside with an adult, we never want to spray this by ourselves. And we wanna stand far away from the drawing. So we wanna make sure that we have the drawing laying down in the ground, and as we, we take the cap off, and as we spray, making sure that we are a few feet away from the drawing so that we don’t breathe in the fixative. An option for you as well is to use a different color paper for your drawing and so you can get any of this paper from any craft store. Usually comes in big sheets of paper, and so, I chose to do my finishing drawing on pink paper. It brought out some of the colors that were in the other flowers. And so once I’ve done my drawing, again I’m going to spray this and you wanna give it sometime to dry, about 24 hours to dry completely. And what the fixative will do is make sure that your drawing does not rub off onto the frame, the glass of the frame. And so, it also helps preserve the drawing. And so, any kind of frame that you would like to get, depending on the size of your drawing, and what I have is a silver, just a silver plain frame. And once we take everything off the back, we can place our drawing face down inside of the frame. Okay, so we’re gonna lay our drawing down, face down, and we put our piece of Styrofoam that usually comes with the frame, and then our cardboard on top and then the backing of the frame. Then we just slide it in, so then we have our drawing inside of our frame. And you can hand this however you’d like, usually on the back, you can hang on the wall or you can have it sitting on the desk if you like. Right, another option for you is you can also make your own frame. You can get just a very simple wooden frame and we can, you can use any kinds of craft paints, glue, glitter, ribbon. You can use stencils. Just for a simple frame, wooden frame, you can paint the whole frame if you like, and usually they have a little stand, a little piece of wood that helps it stand and we can, you can display it vertical or horizontal, which ever you like. And this is good for, if you have a smaller drawing that you can place inside, and just so it’s a little more personable that you have made both pieces of your drawing, you made your drawing, and your frame. So with this, you can also use any kind of various papers, craft papers that you could find. I hope you enjoyed today’s art lesson with learning how to use chalk pastels with still life of flowers. And oh darn, sorry. Let me do it again. Should I hold this up too, like this. Male: But I’d, since I’m cutting it I’d set it down. Mary: Down, okay. Male: You pick it up. Mary: Okay. Male: And you can start. Mary: Okay. Male: Can you put it. Mary: Yeah, you’re right. Oh, that’s the end of our art lesson. I hope you enjoyed learning how to use chalk pastel techniques today and learning about light and shadow in a still life, especially in the still life of flowers. And again this is our finish product of our chalk pastel techniques. Happy drawing.