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Step 2: Establishing the Light

Using the Round X-Soft Pastel variant of Pastels, loosely paint creamy-yellow strokes to establish the light in your composition. I used light diagonal strokes to suggest the brilliant light of sunrise, as shown in Figure 6. The creamy yellow strokes look rich against the warm gray background. To suggest the lines of the bridge, I used a light blue color.

Figure 6

Figure 6 Laying in varied creamy-yellow brushstrokes to establish the sunrise light.

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