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Step 1: Your design

Start with a light Yellow Ochre colour to plot in the shape of the pear onto the paper. Once the shape is there you can start to build up the tone- lighter on the light side and heavier on the shadowed side.
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Step 2: Blending colours

Add a lighter yellow now to bring out the shape and then introduce a darker colour like orange, feathering it into the yellows already down. Red can also be used to accentuate the curves of the pear.
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Step 3: Watercolour

Now wet the brush and start to wash in the pastels on the paper, turning them into beautiful watercolours.
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Step 4: Create depth

You can now take a deeper colour like purple or blue and continue to add shading to the pear. This will give the shape even more depth. Using a dry pastel over wet paper provides interesting textual effects.
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Step 5: Brighten it up

Using a colour like a light blue will help to brighten up the tones. You can then take the brush and blend the colours into one another again.
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