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Digital Painting in Photoshop by Susan Ruddick Bloom

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CHAPTER 4

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Pastel Drawing in Photoshop

Fig. 4-1 Digital pastel of a Sicilian hill town.

Brief History of Pastels

In this chapter we are going to stir up some digital dust! When you think of pastels, do you conjure up the quick gestural work of ballet dancers by Degas? Did you know that Degas was also a fine photographer? Perhaps you think of the work of Toulouse-Lautrec.There is a long list of well-known artists who have worked in this medium.

Pastels are a fabulous art medium. They yield vivid colors. They are very immediate, allowing everything from a quick sketch to a more complex rendering. They are very portable.They do not require a solvent ...

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