Vic Bearcroft was the demonstrator at our meeting in September. He explained
that he uses pastels on Velour, as when he has rubbed it in, many more layers can
be added to give the rich effect he wants. For our demo of Tiny the Lion, he used
black velour and only a few different pastels. The outline was drawn in white,
which can be covered if wrong, then the tonal sketch was rubbed in. The
foundation layers were next, finishing with the highlights and details. At the end of
his lively demo, he donated the picture to us to use for fund raising.