Learn the classical technique of drawing on preparing toned paper. I tone my paper with rabbit skin glue and dry pigments. I use color pencil with gouache to achieve a full tonal range to create studies for paintings, or fully realized finished drawings.
In the workshop, we will be drawing the portrait from life on toned paper on a green ground. Values are established first, then flesh tones are laid on top of the tonal underdrawing. Finally, finished touches are rendered with gouache highlights and shadows.