How to use gold leaf in your multimedia art

Learning how to draw with mixed media is not easy. However, experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art can be hugely rewarding (not to mention fun). In this tutorial I'll be creating a piece inspired by The NeverEnding Story, with the spirit of the Golden Age. You can see the final artwork below. I'll mostly be using graphite, so you'll learn some key pencil drawing techniques, but I'll also show you how to apply gold leaf to add a special touch to your work. 

Click the icon in the top right to see the full-size artwork

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Yoann lives in Brittany, France, and his art is displayed in several galleries in the US. He also was published in Spectrum 20.