I have had several people request I create a demo. Since this is my first, I thought I would keep things simple and make sequential photos of the process.
For this piece, I am using a 9x12 inch heavyweight drawing paper made by the Bee Paper Company.
I start off with a sketch using Conte pastel pencil No. 7. After I draw the preliminary sketch, I smudge and smear with a paper towel and then brush on Golden matte medium.
Once the matte medium is dry, I then add highlights with an acrylic titanium white.
I choose a darker pencil, this time a B9 graphite pencil, and darken in shadowed areas.
apply another layer of matte medium and let dry. Note, at this point, I add more highlights with white acrylic paint.
I darken the shadowed areas more this time using a Conte Pierre Noir 2B pencil.
Apply matte medium.
I re-highlight where needed and apply more matte medium.
Lastly, I apply a glaze of Golden burnt umber acrylic over the entire drawing.
The multiple layers of matte medium and drawing media help give the image depth.
The final layer of glaze further adds to the depth and aids in creating atmosphere.
The final image scanned.