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Explore dynamic portrait painting techniques for pastel in the new Dynamic Pastel Portraits video demonstration from Dawn Emerson, playing now on ArtistsNetwork.tv. From photo references, to sketching for design and composition to underpainting, mark-making, and layering color, this pastel painting demonstration helps you use values of light and shadow to create expressive and meaningful portrait paintings. Painting instruction includes:
Using an eraser as a drawing tool
Adding ink and watercolor to add texture and subtle color
Painting techniques for line, value, edges, shape, composition, and color
Tips for capturing gesture, expression, and mood
Mark-making techniques for brushwork and pastel
Portrait painting demonstration in pastel, step by step