Map out the shapes of all the richly colored flowers. Use the Madder Lake deep pastel to outline the large red lily, the cadmium orange pastel for the gerberas, the lemon yellow pastel for the yellow lilies, and the Prussian blue pastel to trace the outline of the white lilies.
Ridges in the gesso hold the pastel pigment.
4 Start drawing the foliage with the lent green pastel. Note how the pastel picks up the irregular texture of the gesso to suggest a leafy surface. Rub back the green pastel with a fingertip, then apply more pastel to build up areas of color.
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