“Lost in Space”

I love drawing space art digitally, but I thought it might be fun to try drawing it with pastels instead. I took a sheet of paper, painted it with black ink, and then coated it with some clear gesso, to give the paper nice grip. That’s how I usually prep for chalk pastels. I really love the texture I get that way, rather than working with ordinary pastel or even mix media paper’s texture.

After both ink and gesso were dry, I went to town with the pastels. My hand was pretty solidly a dark purpleish grey when I finished.

Details:

Title: Galaxy

Medium: Chalk pastels

Paper size: 24″ x 18″

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