Next, make an overall scribble of tone starting lightly and getting heavier and heavier - without crushing the crayon - but getting the most solid colour value from each one. This will show how the colour can be varied in intensity.
4 Now have a go at doing the same thing on the darker of the two papers. Note how different colours stand out in different ways. A red that looks quite dark and strong on the beige paper, looks vibrant and glowing on the dark brown. Notice how the dark tones look heavier on the light paper and more subdued on the dark paper. See how the tonal variation also applies to the smudging exercise. Smudging the colours allows you to produce a larger mass of smoother colour if you require it. Most artists tend to use a mid- to dark tone for working in this medium, but some eighteenth-century artists working on whitish paper produced pictures that looked, from a distance, like oil paintings.
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