Tonight I was asked to do an impromptu demonstration of the art medium of pastels for several royal rangers, a Christian-type boy-scout group. The eight boys were around 9 or 10 or so, and my mission was to give a quick overview and some samples of the medium. after showing them several of myfinished drawings in pastel......I got a fresh sheet and quickly showed them the process of creating art in pastels.
I very rapidly drew this freehand:
and started to reproduce this photo (poorly):
Then I had the boys do their own drawings, letting them use my chalks to color on some smaller sheets of paper I gave them all.
next week i get to do watercolors! oh boy.