Because pastels are a dirty technique, they require some methodical organizing. Here are a few suggestions for preparing your material so you can draw cleanly, with peace of mind!
Whether light or heavy weight, your paper should be fastened to a drawing board. This is also the case for papers and boards originally designed for other techniques (watercolor paper, laminated paper, etc.).
How to use:
By tilting your drawing board, you keep the dust released by the pastel sticks from making your piece dirty.
Since there is an incredible number of colors available, you need to make your choices ahead of time. You will save time and space!
Do a movie-style casting!
Save time and energy by organizing all the tools you'll need for completing your work on your work surface. This way, you can concentrate on your work.
Fresh crustless bread is a perfect soft eraser replacement for erasing pastels without damaging the surface of the paper!