View Full Version : Pastel Monkey WIP - XP Soft Pastel

06-17-2007, 04:46 PM

No, you are not seeing double. :) I'm doing this same image in pastel now (I also have a colored pencil version in the works).

The main reason is because, as I was working on the CP version, I kept saying to myself how well this image might do in pastel. Soo, here's the start of it.

Most of the areas are just blocked in underlayer colors, and still need to be refined a lot.

9x12 on La Carte.

-- Linda

06-17-2007, 05:03 PM
Looking' really good so far, that left eye looks fabulous.:clap: :thumbsup:

06-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Wow I am loving it! Beautiful eyes!

06-17-2007, 07:41 PM
LoL. Good experiment. I often want to do something like this but once I've done one, I can't be bothered to do the other. It'll be interesting what you end up with - both side by side.

Here's a challenge - then do it on colourfix, canson and velour so we can all see :lol:

06-17-2007, 08:25 PM
Ha ha Patrick, you wish. :)

Although I did consider doing one in oils... :evil:

-- Linda

06-17-2007, 10:58 PM

Thanks all. :)

Moving pretty quickly on this one, probably since I've done it before I don't have to think so much about the color scheme. About 4 hours so far.

-- Linda

06-17-2007, 11:44 PM
Hi Linda,
Aww I really like this:) You're doing great with the color and detail. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish this one, and I will also look for your CP.
Keep going! :-D
~Fae Lynn

06-18-2007, 03:39 AM

This painting is going very fast for me, and this image was only about 30 minutes after the last one. I had to stop and remember to take a picture!

Still a bit more to do, but going quick.

-- Linda

06-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Loving your style in CP's
Watching for the finish

06-18-2007, 05:31 PM
wow Linda!!!!! outstanding!!!!!love his eyes too

06-18-2007, 11:24 PM
He's coming along beautifully, love the colours and depth in his fur and the lovely expression in his eyes. I can't do a painting twice, my brain just sort of tunes out the second time looking for something new. I'm so slow I get sick of my paintings once they're done! So good on you!

06-18-2007, 11:26 PM
I thought it looked familiar... <g>

He's looking great Linda! I love the lively strokes of the fur surrounding the thoughtful looking eyes.

06-19-2007, 03:47 AM

This is a record for me, 2 days and I'm done, lol!

I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow morning in the daylight.

-- Linda

06-19-2007, 04:36 AM
That's got some gorgeous depth to it. I love it. It has my vote over the other one which was also excellent

06-19-2007, 09:14 AM
This expression of calmly focused consideration/reflection is rarely captured so well in primate portraiture. Really nice job.

By-the bye, I think you suggested (when posting the CP version) that this might have been a South American species. Although I can't recall the species of the top of my head, it is definitely an "Old World" monkey. They do have long tails; they just aren't prehensile as are those of the "New World" monkeys.
Dave in SD

06-19-2007, 01:01 PM
Thanks! Here's the final.


-- Linda

06-19-2007, 07:31 PM
Wow! I just love it! That fur and those eyes magnificent work!!!!!!

06-20-2007, 05:52 AM
Well done Linda. A great picture