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<< draw 2 ovals around their hands in the upper section of 12x18 paper. I
teach placement of features. We add necks and arms. The arms should appear
reach out to the other. I sort of talk them through it.
Then we rub pastel on to the areas, choosing flesh colors for the faces and
arms, and etc.
It really doesn't matter if the pastel escapes the drawn shapes.
Then we redraw the shapes with a thin brown marker.
It is amazing how many of them resemble the family members!
If you would like a more detailed plan, let me know.
Haven't you noticed that once the pastel is rubbed into the "tooth" of the
paper, whatever kind it is, that using marker is unsuccessful? The dust of
the pastel simply absorbs the marker, and ruins them almost immediately...at
least in my experience. What kind of marker are you using over the pastels,
that this is not happening to you?