Materials List

Pastel Drawing Surfaces


Most pastels drawings, or more accurately-paintings, are executed on a paper surface.The paper can be toned drawing paper or watercolor paper that has been prepared with tone or actually painted on with watercolor media.For the pastel chalks to adhere to the surface they need a degree of tooth or roughness.Special pastel boards are often prepared from Luan or 1/4" masonite which are sanded and then coated with an acrylic emulsion that contains grit such as pumice or sand.There are even papers that come preprimed with a sanded coating, often toned with color.

CANSON MI-TIENTES BOARDS

suggested colors:

Flannel Grey, Moonstone, Steel Grey


CANSON MI-TIENTES PAPER

Using the paper means thaqt a sturdy support must be used to back the paper. This can be a 1/4", or 1/2 "foam or gator board, black or white, slightly larger than the paper.Canson paper comes in its own unique 19" x 25" format so in oder to use a full sheet , the backing board must be at least 24" x 30".My personal preference is for the 1/2" gatorboard 26" x 32"-big enough to accomadate larger pastel boards.. The paper is then affixed to the backinng board with drafting tape(not so sticky) or clips.

Foam Board


SENNELIER LA CARTE PASTEL PAPER

SENNELIER LA CARTE PASTEL
23 X 31 LIGHT BLUE GREY

Fixative