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Old 12-31-2019, 09:12 PM
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First pastel

Hi all - I’m a total beginner to art and have decided to try pastels. Please feel free to critique my first attempt as I need all the help I can get. The robin photo I used is from Unsplash courtesy of A. Perry.



Oops! The image has uploaded sideways for some reason but I don’t know how to correct it, sorry.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:02 AM
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Re: First pastel

I love it. The crop,makes it feel more intimate and the colours are wonderful. The feaather direction and it’s eye is stunning. Very strong composition.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:14 AM
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Re: First pastel

Hi Sandy

Thank you for the positive comments. Originally I used a darker blue for the background but the robin didn’t stand out too well so I tried to lighten that area but it looks a bit messy to me (it was about 1.30 am by then). Should I try to go over it to get rid of the obvious ‘scratchy’ strokes especially around the beak?

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