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Degas Kitten

Degas Kitten

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Published by Eva Wright
Kitten how to guide
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Published by: Eva Wright on Sep 03, 2012
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Copyright of Mont Marte International Pty Ltd ACN 101589897
Hello, Joe from Mont Marte here again. In today’s lesson we will be gaininginspiration from the ingenious Edgar Degas. We will be using Soft Pastels todepict a cat in his unique colours and style.
Material ListMSB0051
Mont Marte Pastel Pad A3
MMPT0003
Mont Marte Ultra Soft Pastels
MPN0021
Mont Marte Pastel Pencils 60 pce
MAXX0005
Mont Marte Artists Eraser Pack 
MAXX0011
Mont Marte Pastel and CharcoalBlenders
MPN0026
Mont Marte Drawing Set 8 pce
Degas Inspired Kitten
L EVEL
Intermediate
So grab your Mont Marte art materials and ...
 AGE
12+
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Category: Pastel
 
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Step 1: Drawing
On the last page of this PDF there is an outline of the Cat andflower. The Image can be either gridded up and copied or traced on to the Pastel Paper using a HB pencil.
Step 2: Background
Rough in the background or negative space using Turquoise(Whitehaven Beach). Then lay Cumulo Nimbis Blue Blue andBondi Blue, lightly dragging Waratah over the top. Degasapplied pastels in complex layers and textures, so mix themaround and use lots of strokes.
Step 3: Roughing in the Cat
Block in the white areas of the cat with Kosciuszko White. Thedarks in the face and ears in Palm Cockatoo Black, the legswith Koala Grey.
Step 4: Building Tones
Now you can add the subtle tones in to the fur. Add YellowWattle Bird around the face and on the body behind thehead. Add a little Cumulo Nimbis Blue on the neck under thechin as well. Add Ghost Gum Grey around the ears and intothe Black in the dark on the face. Add a little Rusty Red tothe inside of the earsand Cumulo Nimbis Blue Blue for theeyesFor the detailing we switch to our Pastel pencils. Add a littleMid Blue in to the centre of the eyes. Don’t forget to leave alittle area for the highlights. Lightly add a little pink aroundthe eyes and on the nose. Work up the darks around theeyes, the pupil and fur on the ears.
 
Well there you have it, a Degas inspired Pastel piece. I hopeyou enjoyed this lesson and until next time...
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Step 6: Colouring the Rose
Rough in the entire Rose in with Galah Pink, smoothing withyour finger. Then go over the Galah Pink with Waratah or Kangaroo Paw on the darkest of the petals. Next paint inEmu Egg Blue in to the shadows and then finally add PalmCockatoo Black in to the darkest shadow areas inside thefolds of the flower.

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