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Old 01-28-2013, 09:07 PM
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Re: Portrait on Pastelmat

All of this is jaw-dropping! As a new CP artist - I can see what wondrous things a good artist can do. This is very inspiring. How long does a painting like this take you to do?
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Thank-you so much! It's so thrilling to read your remarks. Sarazan: it takes a couple of months to complete. Lots and lots of layers with sharp, sharp pencils and a very light touch. admittedly at the beginning it seems daunting, but after I've got a good base built up it gets exciting to see to see it come to life. Luv it! from the very beginning there's a certain part of the expression that keeps nagging at me to Capture. In this portrait it was his grin and especially on his left side.
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Wow - really well done - beautiful skin tone also.
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Those eyes are so beautiful. Great portrait.
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Wonderful job. You can really see this little guy's personality in this piece.
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Hey that is just fantastic! So realistic........photographic! Congratulations on a fine piece of artwork. You've obviously drawn or painted in a previous life

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Wow, this is really something else!!!
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Nicely done, great portrait!
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Re: Portrait on Pastelmat

This is definitely a great piece for sure. Struggling myself with my first attempts in cp portraits I would so much like to hear from you which colours you used and if you recommended pastelmat for cp works. I started with white Bristol carton and can't say I am too pleased. Too slick, too few layers withouth being forced to press too hard which makes fine structural values rather difficult.

I sincerely hope for a WIP in the future from you where I can follow along and learn.
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I too would love to see a WIP from you. This absolutely perfect! I was studying this piece today, zooming it to 200%, asking myself how in the world you did it. It is wonderful!
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Kathy, the skin tones on this portrait are gorgeous and so are the eyes. It's a beautiful, well done portrait.
Pastelmat is a new name to me. I found it at Dick Blick and see that it is a little pricey. Would you kindly tell me how you experience Pastelmat and you opinion of it.
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Re: Portrait on Pastelmat. Progression

Thanks so much for you interest in my technique. I'm happy to share my project with you.




This is the original photo. The wandering eye was requested to be fixed.
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I have three layers of FC pencils on skin here blended in with a stump light flesh, cream and cinnamon. The hair has a layer of dark umber and indigo blended with a chamoi
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Re: Portrait on Pastelmat

I can't say enough about my love for pastelmat. I've used Stonehenge, hot pressed arches watercolor, and canson mi- teintes in the past, but this is the ultimate. Multiple layers. I love being able to move the color around with stumps and pastel tools. (I'm a pastelists as well) the top layers feel like you're applying make-up!

Ill try to post all of my progress photos with the colors I've used, but am having problems with it wanting to just post the same picture a over again, so bear with me.

Thrilled that you're interest in my technique!
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