Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pastel Portrait Process with Steps/Stages


I will need to take a break from this for a day or two.
I need to come back with fresh eyes. Check the next post for the finished image.


So today I took two steps back to take a step forward.
Did some measurements and still adjusting. Again, it is getting there.


 This top image is the update from today. 
It is getting there. I continued polishing the face, 
adjusted the mouth and chin and also worked on the shirt.
Still some work to be done.
I will keep posting the updates here. 
I am to the point where the changes will be subtle but should get closer in likeness.
Thanks for following the progress.

 

I got carried away today. 
I usually do portraits in stages, stopping to get an ok from the people I paint for.
But today it just felt so good to paint... that I got pretty far and before I knew it... 
Well, here I am.
pastel on Wallis paper, cropped to 15x18 inches

And below are the first stages of this painting.




3 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi,Maria,
Very nice! Sure, you're high and can catch the "angel."
Cheers,Sadami

conservativelybohemian said...

Maria, this is beautiful! What a gorgeous lady and a wonderful portrait!

Marius Barbu said...

Imi place foarte mult portretul si pozele cu etapele in care a fost creat! Felicitari!