A few more studies of metal

pastel on LaCarte paper, 5x8 in.

pastel on Pastelmat, 9x7 in.

A couple of studies of metal in pastel. It is always fun using a dry, scratchy medium to depict a smooth shiny surface. There is something about the contrast in textures that makes the end result a bit intriguing.

Once again, the range of values is what makes surface texture believable. Regardless of the medium you work in, if you start out with a good value study as your underpainting, you will get the effect you want.

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