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|From stage one you have the completed line drawing which has been drawn onto heavy textured watercolour paper (white). |
This is now ready for the colour ground to be added, see next picture.
|The colour ground starts with the basic key foundation colour. In this example a warm yellow ochre pastel has been gently applied. Only the skin areas have been given the ground colour at this stage.|
|Now we can start to add the effect of light to begin modelling the face by using four colours. In this way we build up the ground colours using the closely related pastels shown in the top left of the picture.|