To start with, give yourself an idea of the relative colour power of the different pencils by making a chart, drawing a patch of colour, as shown, as strongly as you can without breaking the lead. As you will see, there is a limitation on the intensity of these colours com pared with paints or pastels. This means that when you are drawing pictures in this medium you will be producing a rather soft and gentle colour impact. The best results will be from careful and delicate drawing.
Having made your chart, next try drawing with fairly gentle strokes all in one direction, like shading with an ordinary pencil. Keep the strokes as close together as you can in order to produce a uniform effect.
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