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DrBrad
01-14-2006, 06:56 PM
I have a question I hope I can phrase clearly enough here. I'd like to do a (human) portrait in pastel (pencil) with the absolute minimum number of sticks-- ideally the way a graphite (or charcoal) artist might just use a single pencil. (I have done many pencil portraits so this aspect is not new to me.) Has anyone tried this? I think black is a *bad* choice but not sure of the best alternative. Love to see anything folks have done before I jump in.

Thanks!

watergirl
01-14-2006, 07:02 PM
Brad, I painted this portrait with a minimum of colors. I just picked 3 or 4 so it would be very low key. Worked pretty well I think.

And, thank you for the CD!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2006/43083-triptofla_080.jpg

Dark_Shades
01-14-2006, 07:24 PM
You might find this old project of interest

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=475

dlake
01-14-2006, 07:53 PM
Brad, I've seen it done with chromo browns. I have pictures of this and the way it look. It was a watercolor and it is really cool looking. I was thinking of trying it but, haven't done so yet. If you want to see the pic. I can do so. there seemed to be alot of gold browns. I think with something like the contes and pencils you could acheive this.
Diane

Khadres
01-15-2006, 12:58 AM
Brad, I painted this portrait with a minimum of colors. I just picked 3 or 4 so it would be very low key. Worked pretty well I think.

And, thank you for the CD!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2006/43083-triptofla_080.jpg

How's our girl doing? I think of her every day and hoping for the best.

DrBrad
01-15-2006, 02:37 AM
Thank you all and thank you Molly-- hope it's going well!

watergirl
01-15-2006, 10:10 AM
She is taking pain meds and they are working for now, her appetite is good, and we are spoiling her with treats. Thanks for asking.