Here's a trick to remember when using chalk pastels.

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Pastels
Chalk pastels can create quite delicate effects, but smudge really easily.

So it's often helpful to put a piece of paper under your hand. This way, you mask the part of the picture that you've already done.
As your hand moves about while you work on a different area, the part underneath is protected.
So when you take the paper away, the colours haven't smudged and the drawing isn't ruined.

Try it yourself!