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Once you have decided on the basic areas of warm and cool colour, begin to overlay the pale colours of the sunlit balcony with richer tones. Use a feathering technique to apply a strong pink over the pale mauve of the balcony floor. This combination of colours should produce a lively, I sparkling effect. If you are at all unsure about using a ; £ particular pastel colour on the toned paper, try it out first on a corner to see how it looks.

INTERIORS & EXTERIORS

44 Emphasize the contrast between the balcony and the interior by drawing dark lines of charcoal in the deepest shadows of the doorway.

5> The interior is full of hazy, reflected light - light that bounces off objects in full sunlight. The angled ceiling above the doorway gives off this soft, shimmering light, so use a pale pink tone to draw it.

6> Finally, rework the fruit on the table with the brightest pastel colours. Then balance the strong hues of the still life by accentuating the details of the doorway with charcoal. Try to keep the background undefined and rather pale to increase the sense of distance beyond the balcony.

Main materials

Charcoal

Charcoal

The contrast between the light balcony and the dark interior Increases the sense of atmosphere and the aerial perspective, or depth, in the drawing.

James Horton

Bright pastel colours, either pale or strong in tone, have been used for areas in sunlight.

Pastel marks have been left unblended so that the drawing has a sharp clarity.

The contrast between the light balcony and the dark interior Increases the sense of atmosphere and the aerial perspective, or depth, in the drawing.

James Horton

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