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03-04-2017, 09:11 PM
Last weekend I took part in a local portraits in pastel workshop.
To be completely honest I didn't go along to specifically learn about pastels as I have never really understood them or "got" how to use them ...I went along to the workshop so that I could spend the weekend being creative and hang out with fellow art addicts. BUT I have really started to click with them and I am really enjoying what they are teaching me about colour and edges ...and the fact they are getting me to loosen up in style.
Below is my final effort from the workshop (plus 3 or 4 hours finishing off at home). They are the big chunky pastels on a paper that has a sand paper texture. Its 31 x 45 cm.
Please let me know what I need to be watching out for and what I could improve on.
Cheers :)

water girl
03-04-2017, 11:19 PM
Welcome to the pastel forum! Honestly, it looks like you know what you are doing. You have the art background, so it's just a little practice so that you feel comfortable. Well done!

03-05-2017, 08:50 AM
Well done Mate.👍


03-05-2017, 03:06 PM
Very nice portrait! Just keep doing what you're doing!


03-05-2017, 08:58 PM
Well done indeed! You obviously know how to draw very well so as Don said, "just keep doing what you're doing!"

03-06-2017, 03:28 PM
This is a difficult expression and you have pulled it off very well.. It is very convincing. :thumbsup:

03-06-2017, 05:14 PM
Thank you very much every one :)

03-06-2017, 05:21 PM
Basically you want to treat the pastel stick like a brush - you have done that VERY well with the soft pastels! :clap:
Now if you want details, you will need harder pastels.

03-07-2017, 05:15 AM
you did a great job!:thumbsup:

03-07-2017, 08:54 PM
The portrait has come out very well. It's looking great to me.

Manju Panchal