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> From: Bicyclken[SMTP:Bicyclken]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 10:29 AM
> To: ArtAltman; artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: portraits
> In a message dated 12/22/98 7:47:50 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> ArtAltman writes:
> << Also I was hoping to incorporate pastels or oil pastels
> in the final drawing. Do you have any ideas on how to incorporate
> without loosing detail? >>
> I do an assignment in my Art 2 class that uses conte crayon on toned
> This process helps them to see the range of dark to light and to
> the contrast of light. I begin like you have planned and have them draw
> other for a practice, ( straight on). Next we look at resources that use
> dominance of dark with strong highlights. We look for 3/4 views and
> as well.
> When they have found something that is interesting we sketch it out on
> print and transfer the outlines to toned(grey, canson mi-tientes) paper
> carbon paper. By using only white conte, they begin to lay in the
> values, when finished they look at the darkest and use black. Tortillons
> used to soften the conte into the paper and by leaving a majority of grey
> paper they can see the portrait.
> This would take more than 8 days but you might like it.
> Ken Schwab
> San Jose, CA