Another fantastic portrait tutorial on WetCanvas

January 27, 2008 § 1 Comment

This time it’s an tutorial for portraits using oil pastels.
Join the class and watch Pat as she goes along doing the portrait of a young girl.

I’ve started this portrait as well. And it’s almost finished (I’m going to show it to you as soon as I got new batteries for my camera). This was the preliminary sketch:

op_girlportrait1.jpg

(oil pastel and pencil on selfmade pastelboard)

I’m bad…

January 10, 2008 § 4 Comments

…I know, but I still don’t feel like posting at the moment. So perhaps I’ll just have to make a little effort?

Well then, that’s one of my latest oil pastel paintings. It’s a squirrel (just in case you couldn’t tell)

op_squirrel2.jpg

I just cannot get enough of those bold colors :)!

Anybody interested in learning how to draw interesting (graphite) portraits?

May 13, 2007 § 5 Comments

If so you might want to check out this fantastic tutorial Armin Mersmann is doing on WetCanvas. It’s called “The Creative Process in Portrait Drawing“. I can recomend it to anyone, it’s really amazing. Armin introduces us to three different kinds of portraits: the narrative portrait, the symbolic portrait and the homage.

Actually I found his instructions so full of inspiration that I started drawing a portrait right away. It is going to be a symbolic one and it’s title being “reflective mind“. The beginning was easy, but now I hope that I’m going to find the time to finish it.

reflective mind

Well, I think it actually suits this weeks edm challenge (“draw hair”) as well.

kiwis

May 1, 2007 § 6 Comments

painted for the may pastel strokes at wetcanvas.

kiwi
oilpastel, 6 x 8

Monthly Colored Pencil Challenge March (2007)

March 16, 2007 § 2 Comments

This is another challenge done for wetcanvas this month. This time for the colored pencil forum. It always amazes me to see how well colored pencils work on black paper. Maybe that’s because I still associate CPs with those cute litte cheapies I used to draw with in elementary school. However artist’s grade CPs are rather comparable to pastels.

votive candle

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