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Old 11-16-2019, 09:33 AM
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Pastel Portrait

Hi everyone! It's been a couple of years at least since my last post.
Here's my latest portrait. It was exhibited at the Art Athina art fair last September!
"Cinema Girl" 75x75 soft pastels
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:48 AM
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Wow! Very nifty. I like it a lot.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:49 AM
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Thanx Ginny!
The hair is sort of like a maze and I also embedded a star/flower shape on there. Lets see if anyone can spot it!
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:50 AM
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Interesting. I would like to know more about your process. Do you draw the portrait first and then add the design? How do you do this?
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:20 AM
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beautiful!
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:26 PM
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Interesting. I would like to know more about your process. Do you draw the portrait first and then add the design? How do you do this?

Thanks Wassie!
I make a rough drawing of the subject first. Then I start roughly drawing in the more important patterns that might communicate something. Then I start rendering with the colour bits being careful to work a little bit at a time on the entire surface. Those bits make patterns that interact from all over the painting, so constantly working the entire surface is a must. I would characterize it as half designed (thought out) and half done with intuition (feeling). Comes out like an organized chaos I guess. I more or less live that way So it feels right.

I have some of my better paintings here if you want to take a look:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/3028...stel-Paintings
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It looks like a faint flower shape is so large that it covers the whole thing.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:10 PM
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Yes Ginny! The patterns roughly conform to that large five point flower! Thanks for noticing!
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I really like the way you’ve designed this. It’s beautiful and very unique.
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