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02-15-2017, 04:38 PM
New technique for me. Soft pastel on sanded paper. 9x12. I used paper towels and alcohol to blot the colors after applying them. C and C welcome :)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/1972662-0215170154-1-1.jpg

02-15-2017, 05:42 PM
Very nice. I'm impressed with the results you achieved with the technique you described. Pam :wave:

02-15-2017, 06:02 PM
Thanks Pam. I like using alcohol rather than water. It dries much quicker.

water girl
02-15-2017, 07:43 PM
I like the monochromatic feel to this. Her fleshtones compete nicely with background. Just lovely!

02-16-2017, 06:24 PM
The arms, legs and hands are beautifully rendered!
The texture is interesting, but doing the whole thing with it in the same general value takes away the focus on the subject - to me anyway. Maybe if the background was overall darker it would work better and the let the subject show. But you should definitely keep playing with the technique!

02-16-2017, 09:21 PM
Thank you Melinda for taking the time to critique! I will play with a darker background and see. Still learning. Your art is wonderful. I was going for an image similar to that of one burned into leather. If that makes any sense. I was also pleased with especially the hands. We all know that difficulty.lol.

Donna T
02-17-2017, 11:07 AM
Very nice! Pastels and alcohol are a great combination, aren't they? Have you tried putting alcohol in a spray bottle and applying it in a fine mist? I think you could get some textural effects that way too.

02-17-2017, 06:33 PM
Thank you Donna. I will give that a try. Always looking for new techniques:)

Charles Perera
02-18-2017, 12:16 PM
Cannot understand what this paining is all about . What is the third hand coming from behind ? Good technic in the use of colour.


02-20-2017, 01:39 PM
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Not sure what you mean by the third hand? I only see 2

Charles Perera
02-21-2017, 02:43 PM
I am sorry I perceived the image in a different form . The thigh I saw as the elongation of the body ....sorry for that. Perhaps you should add more shade into it to build the form. Just a suggestion.


02-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Understandable. She is in a contorted position. I appreciate all the feedback. Always trying to learn.:)