Apply more Windsor red to the front parts of the shoe and the laces. Return with the eraser to rub back excess line, tone, and color, and smudge the surface to give an even finish.

The red shoes

5 Flowers in a vase

This study mixes pastel drawing with collage techniques and an application of gesso to create a textured, faintly colored ground that accentuates the vibrant, organic nature of the subject. Energetic, rather than formally analytical, the method used invites you to engage directly with the subject — a bunch of exotic flowers in a bottle-green vase, simply lit with one spotlight. Fluidity of movement and boldness when using the pastels are key to a dynamic drawing; try working accompanied by your favorite music — it helps you stay relaxed.

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