RQ01.5 Chalk Pastels

In Drawing Essentials by Deborah Rockman, read the section on chalk pastels (~pages 238-247) , and answer the following questions on Canvas using complete sentences.

  1. Why might you use soft pastels? Why might you use hard pastels? Why might you use artist grade pastels?
  2. Why might you keep your pastels in uncooked rice? What is a Mahl stick and why might you use one?
  3. How can you safely remove excess dust from a pastel drawing? What are some good tools for blending for beginners? In what areas do you do the most extensive blending?
  4. Of all the methods for fixing a pastel drawing, which are you leaning towards and why?
  5. What is the difference between scumbling and feathering?
  6. What are 3 tips for blocking in base color?