Originally Posted by tuzigoot
I like to just lay down large masses of pastel and then go over it all w alcohol. On the paper. Not in me.
Again, your results may differ.
At this point, I'm thinking the alcohol may work better in me rather than on the paper!
Actually, I've never tried that, but have seen the results when people do. Just not something I've ever tried.
The local library has requested a couple of the pastel books that have been recommended through their inter-library loan program (they don't have much themselves) and I've found several WIP threads here that look helpful.
I'm going to have to learn to work with less detail. I want realistic, but I also realize that I'm not going to get the detail I do with my graphite work. I've done a soft pastel on velour portrait of one of my pony mares ... used to use that for commissioned portraits years ago. Took me a bit to remember some of the things that worked for me ... and did one pastel sketch of a foal on tan Mi Teintes paper that I'm not unhappy with. But I really am going to have to work on the landscape type things.