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Mary D’Amico explains how to draw flowers with chalk pastel and how to set up and lighting for your chalk drawing
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Hi, my name is Mary Demigo, and I’m here working with one of my students, her name is Summer. I’m a private art instructor, and today we’re working on how to use chalk pastels with a still life. And today we chose to use a still life of flowers. So what you wanna do is find a vase that you may have at home. It could be any size, you can choose any kind of flowers that you’d like, depending on the colors that you prefer. So, we have a glass vase, it can also be a colored vase, whatever you would like. So, we chose some various flowers, different sizes, and so, just placing them in the vase having again, different size variation, ones that are tall, ones that are large, and also different colors to get, to make our drawing a little more interesting. And so, after we have our flowers set, we are going to see where the light is best with our still life. If you have a spotlight that maybe a great way to use the light and shadow for your drawing or you can use natural light, if you have a window that you can work from. So, as you have this started, then we are going to get our piece of paper, and again it is heavy pound of paper to hold the chalk pastel. And so we wanna make sure that we have enough room, and that we have a clean area to work with. If you have an art smock, that would be great so that you do not get the charcoal over your clothes. We’re also gonna be using any kind of cloth, or tissue to get the chalk off of our fingers so that we do not blend it into another color when we are working with our charcoal pastels. Wanna make sure that we have our erasers and our blending sticks. Now that you have your materials ready, we are ready to move on to our next step which is the preliminary drawing of the still life.