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Schuee
11-24-2019, 05:16 PM
I am a beginner with pastels but thought I’d try a painting of Indy.

It’s on Pastelmat paper using mostly “Schmincke” pastels, around 8” x 6”. I thought I’d post it in the pastel forum, too.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Nov-2019/1989627-EEE00BD3-F945-4D0E-A0F2-B99A7961BD03.jpeg

JoyK
11-24-2019, 09:16 PM
I think this is one of my favorite works by you, and that says a lot! The softness of the fur, coloring, expression, shading are all outstanding. You are using the pastels like an expert.

May I ask, do you do value studies first? (As I really dislike doing those.) How long did this take to complete?

tuscanny
11-24-2019, 11:06 PM
Aww, lovely!

Schuee
11-25-2019, 03:06 AM
Thank you very much, Joy. I am pleased you like it.

No, I don’t do any studies. I just plunge straight in. It didn’t take long - two hours, maybe.

Schuee
11-25-2019, 03:09 AM
Thank you, Christel.

chammi kaiser
11-25-2019, 03:22 AM
Penny, you have done so well with those pastels. Excellent portrait of the adorable Indy.

Schuee
11-25-2019, 03:34 AM
Thank you for your encouraging comments, Chammi. I appreciate your interest.
I am used to being precise with coloured pencils and pastels take some getting used to, being a matter of blocking in colours and pushing them around! Very mucky, too, with pigment dust everywhere!

Rainowl
11-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Penny

It is just like Indy. You have caught his sad and wistful look to a t.

Regards

Lesley

Schuee
11-25-2019, 10:43 AM
Thanks, Lesley. The painting itself is whiter than in the photo, which has come out with a yellow tinge.

Triduana
11-25-2019, 04:14 PM
Looks very good to me Penny! :)

Schuee
11-25-2019, 04:25 PM
Thank you, Kay.

fedetony
11-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Great eyes Penny :) well done

Schuee
11-25-2019, 06:21 PM
Thanks, Federico.

jennaboo88
11-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Penny, you've done a great job with Indy! Pastels are a challenge for me - I never did get the knack. You're well on your way, by the looks of things!

Schuee
11-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Thank you, Jenna. They are certainly a challenge for me! I thought about throwing it away part way through. It was was a messy process, too. 🙂