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Old 01-29-2011, 06:59 PM
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Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

I started this portrait of a gray wolf this week - I am using pastel board, Rembrandt (soft) and Conte pencils. I want to enter this piece in a juried pastel show, but this will be the first time entering a juried show. Feedback is welcome. I hope to complete it this weekend.
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Hi Barbara,

I have never drawn an animal before (mostly because I don't feel confident). I do love animal portraits and I must say that this is abolutely beautiful.

Those eyes are piercing and mesmerizing. The detail in the fur is incredible. I can't wait to see more of this amazing and powerful piece.

Good luck with the show!!! To me, this is already going to be a winner!

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:20 AM
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Ricky,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it! I have always loved drawing animals - especially wildlife subjects. I spent most of my career in commercial art and now I am turning my focus to fine art, so I am still on unsure ground as an artist. These forums are great for critique and feedback, and hearing from wonderful artists such as you
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

This is looking great - love your technique. Only thing i see and its really knit picky. The left eye pupil looks smaller than the other -(may not be in real life). I love pastel for animals. I use the sanded papers with a watercolor underpainting. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I posted this on the pastel forum and totally forgot to update you all on this forum. My portait of “Waya” is now complete and entered in two shows. So I will post up a pic of the finished piece here as well. And yes, I notice the pupils early on and corrected, thanks for the feedback


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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Hi Barbara

Wolf portrait in pastels

Your wolf is really beautiful, at the moment I just concentrate on cats and dogs (and luck). Good Luck with the show if I'm not too late.

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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Thank you for your kind comments and I am happy to report that Waya took first place out of 77 entries at my local art society show. So hopefully I can get him in the juried competition as well
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Thank you for your kind comments and I am happy to report that Waya took first place out of 77 entries at my local art society show. So hopefully I can get him in the juried competition as well
Congratulations! It's a well-deserved win! A beautiful piece. Good luck with taking it to the next level
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Thank you bluemoonstar - I will let you know if he gets into the juried show, but I am very happy to know he was chosen for first at our local show. I love wolves and birds of prey in particular, and pastels is one of my favorite mediums to work in. Your work is beautiful too btw!
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Thank you bluemoonstar - ...Your work is beautiful too btw!
Thank you! Means a lot coming from a talented painter like yourself!
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Beautiful work Wildhawk! Pastels are great for doing wildlife work, aren't they? I see alot of very talented people using this medium for wildlife work. and yours is simply wonderful! That calm dignified look you captured is marvelous!
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Thank you very much for your nice comments on Waya. Unfortunately, Waya did not get selected for the juried show, but my pastel of a tiger, “One Last Look” did! This is my first juried show and it is regional, so I am excited beyond words!

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Congratulations Barbara. Both pieces are equally superb.
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Wonderful work Wildhawk.
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Re: Wolf portrait in pastels (WIP)

Your work is lovely Barbara. And congrats on your tiger picture making it into the show! I love both pieces and the tiger looks striking on the dark paper.

I've only just started using soft pastel this year and love working on black paper. I use some colored pencil in my pieces too.

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