Hi Shell, do you mean how do I get the softness in the pastels or the graphite drawings? In the pastels, I just use my fingers to blend and the medium is so soft anyway so they just naturally will look soft. In the graphite drawings, sometimes I use my finger or a kleenex to smudge. Nothing too difficult and anyone can do it.
Hope you could make out what I said just then I'm using my phone and i keep trying to shut down predictive text and it's only after I've posted something that I notice that it's all messed up with strange and unwanted words added paul xx
Hi Michele I was always good at makeing and fixing thing various health problems stopped all that. but hadn't the slightest in art until 2 years ago when both my parents died within a few months, when sort through the house I came across some a few bifeo of art stuff and though rather that throw it I'd use it as I has nothing else I could do. I try not to struggle with the detail because I can't do fine detail and I just I hope the little bit come together into something that doesn't look to bad. I'm very slap dask and most of the watercolours I'm doing take less than hour. I find the less I worry and think about the outcome the better they come out good luck and enjoy what you do ..Paul xx
Hello Shell, I am lost for words to try and comfort you. I hope you have a hubby and children ? Do just enjoy doing your art, do not worry about how much materials you have. I have too many books, brushes etc I that I will never use in my life time, so I have told family to keep what they want, sell they rest in a clearance sale ,and give what is left to places where they run art therapy for kids, the sick and the elderly. Keep on creating Shell and never give up on anything!!! xx
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