The most expressive way of drawing in colour, as opposed to painting, is by using artists' pastels or chalk, which are made of the same pigments as paints, but held in the form of a stick. Most artists will use both the hard and the soft variety of pastel, depending on the effects they are after, but if you are an absolute beginner at this medium, the hard pastels are easier to start with. They are often also called conté crayons.

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