|'Chicago Lights' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
With that thought in mind I pulled a sheet of Jack Richeson paper off my shelf. It came in a sample pack of papers and I avoided it based on my first experience with it's roughness or toothiness.
I discovered that toothy can be good sometimes!
|light charcoal drawing|
In areas that I didn't want the texture I used a finger to lightly smooth the pastel....not something I do very often but in this case it worked to give some contrast to the textured areas.
Below is a photo of the blended first layer.
|Blended block in layer|
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