PASTEL (n.)

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{Pensils.} Black Chalke Pensils draws handsomely (without the Cole) upon Blew-paper, and shadowed neatly ; being heightned with White-lead Pastils, you may practice upon several coloured papers, as the ground and shadow ; and heighten it with other Colour Pastils, as your fancy affects.
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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → outils

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Of Pastills, or Croyons.
{Pastills for Croyons. To make them} The
Pastill for Croyon, or dry colour : take three ounces of Lint-seed oyle, […].

To work in Croyons or Pastills,
I observe three manner of wayes.
{I. With Powders.} The
first and worst, is that of Monsieur de Mousters of Paris, whose custome is to rub-in several Colours, […] upon the paper, which commonly is the whitest ; […].
{2. Pastills.} The 
second is with Pastills the length of a finger or thereabout, composed of severall Colours, mixt and ground together, of a good consistence and stiffnesse, and so rouled up and laid to dry. […].
{3. Colour'd paper.} The last and best (as I conceive) is to Colour the paper, whereon you intend to draw the 
Picture, with Carnation or flesh Colour, neer the Person’s Complexion you mean to draw. Cover the whole paper (for some complexion) with Ceruse, Mene, and a little yellow-Oaker, ground with Gum ; […].
 
For tempering so many Pastills for change of Colours in the Face.
I shall onely direct in one COLOUR, for example of all the other.
{Brown Complexion.} For a
Brown Complexion.
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crayon

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → outils

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CHAP. II. Of the Instrument of Drawing.
 
I. The
Instruments of Drawing are sevenfold, viz. Charcoals, feathers of a Ducks-wing, black and red Lead pensils, pens made of Ravens quils, Rulers, Compasses, and Pastils. [...] VIII. Pastils are made of several Colours to draw withal, upon coloured paper or parchment, Thus,
Take
Plaister of Paris or Alablaster calcined, of the Colour of which you intend to make your pastils with ana q. s. grind them first asunder, then together, and with a little water make them into past, then with your hands roul them in to long pieces like black-lead pensils, then dry them moderately in the Air : being dryed when you use them, scrape them to a point like an ordinary pensil.
And thus may you make pastils of what colour you please, sitting them for the
faces of Men or Women, Landskips, Clouds, Sun-beams, Buildings, and Shadows.

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique du dessin
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → outils

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The manner of making Pastils or Cryons, with the several ways of Using them.


I have observed in Dry Colours, or
Cryons, that they are wrought in several manners or ways : The first is that of Valyant, whose manner is to place several small Heaps of Colours in Powder upon White Paper, of several Temperatures, according to the Object he draws after, whether the Life or Painting. His Out-lines being first drawn, he makes use of several Rolls of White Paper, very hard and close rolled up, about the length of a Pencil stick used in Limning, […]. And some of the French Masters have a manner which differs but in two things from the former, instead of Rolls of Paper they make use of Stubbed Pencils ; and some of them are stuffed with Cotton, and some others with Bombast : And instead of placing the Colours on Paper, they put them in small Boxes of Fur. […]

École française
VAILLANT, Wallerand

crayon · dry colour

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique du dessin
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique de la peinture
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs

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The manner of Laying the Ground Flesh-colour for a Face to be wrought upon with Cryons.


The best way is to colour the Paper that you intend to Draw on with a Carnatian or Flesh-colour, near the Complexion on the Party you intend to draw after ; […]. And because many times the Pastils will not sharpen to so good a point as Black or Red Chalk, you must be extremely careful to close and finish all your Work at last with Red and Black Chalk, which you may sharpen at your pleasure. I shall not need to insist upon particulars of this manner of Drawing, but if you please to take a view of that Book of Pictures, which are all drawn by the Life, by the Incomparable Hand of Hans Holbean, […] you will find something in those Ruines an Admirable Hand and Rare Manner of Working ; who with few Lines and little Labour expressed the Life so Extraordinarily well, that by many they are esteemed not much Inferiour to his Admirable Works in Oyl.

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique du dessin
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique de la peinture

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6. Pastils made of several Colours, to draw upon coloured Paper or Parchment, the making whereof is as followeth.
How to make Pastils of several colours.
Take the Colour that you intend to make your Pastil, and grind it dry, […].
These Pastils are very fine and commodious for drawing upon coloured papers, and therefore I would have you,
7. Provide your self also of fine Blew paper ; some light-coloured, other-some more sad ; as also with Paper of divers other colours, which now is very common to be sold in many places.

Conceptual field(s)

MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → outils
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs