Thursday, November 19, 2009

pastel portrait



I have been working on a pastel portrait and thought I would share what I have already. It is pretty much done. I will go back and tweek here and there. Anyway I decided to use pastel for this portrait since the reference photo was alittle blurry. I had no access to another so we thought pastel would work out fine. This one is pretty straight forward, reference photo taken with a flash... tried to keep it soft. Oh and we had to keep it small 8x10 so that I didn't have to make up detail that I couldn't see.



Update---- The finished portrait after alittle tweaking...
Oh, and now I see one more thing to do....

4 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

This is a great portrait Maria! Lovely work!

Art with Liz said...

Your portraits are really great! And I love the little Mr Personality.

wandamarie said...

This is just wonderful. I really love the green ground and the way you pick up those tones in the hair shadows and around the chin.

Gary Keimig said...

Your portraits are outstanding. Very nice workmanship on this piece.
Good job.