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Vidar

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on: December 10, 2015, 01:48:10 AM
I was probably in deeper water than the shark trying to do this paint with oil lesson with my pastels. :)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 05:04:54 AM by Vidar »
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Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 02:35:38 AM
Wow, fantastic work, well done
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Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 02:01:00 PM
 :thankyou: Maryna
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Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 02:17:49 PM
A really mean-looking shark :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 02:21:25 PM
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Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 02:47:16 PM
Wow, Vidar! This is really beautiful! :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten:
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Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 04:12:09 PM
Absolutely great. Nice blue values!! Congrats!!
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Reply #7 on: December 12, 2015, 03:50:37 AM
 :heeha:   Brilliant Vidar!!! Surface reflections on the head are great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: December 13, 2015, 01:13:49 PM
 :thankyou: Susan, Juan Carlos and Val
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Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 05:07:35 AM
My first attempt to draw a portrait in pastel. This is Lea, my 16 years old granddaughter. 
 I used Fabiano white pastel paper 160 g(75 lbs) and found it difficult to draw on. I found the hair very difficult to draw because I have no clue how to best do it  :)
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Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 08:14:08 AM
Vidar,

She is such a pretty girl.  I have never done a portrait in pastel so cannot be of help on the hair.

The whites of her eyes seem too white.  Maybe just a hint of more shading and bring the lids in a tiny bit more so that there is not white showing above or below the lens.

Otherwise, it is so lovely.

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Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 08:40:28 AM
very very good Vidar,  I think the eyes are a bit too wide open, and usually the whole iris isn't visible as the lids cover some of it.  Check either the photo you used, or any photo or portrait to see what I mean.  I don't know how to do hair in pastel either so no help there, but I think you came close to getting it.   


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Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 09:22:51 AM
Hi Vidar--There is so much to like about this portrait.  Nice skin tones and pretty girl.  Maybe posting her photo(assuming you are painting from a photo) would help us assist you.  In general, when I paint hair in pastel, I lay in big shapes of light and dark in the hair by squinting down,  Then I start breaking up those shapes with a few other lighter shapes I might see,  I don't often paint many individual hairs and when I do, it is just a few to give an impression, or fly away hairs into the background.  If you look at Mary Cassat's pastel portraits, you'll notice little detail there for example.


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Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 10:19:11 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Lin and Lynn for your  feedback.
I will do all the corrections suggested, but so far let the hair be as is, so I don’t ruin it completely.
Lynn, I have looked at Mary Casatts’s portraits and also googled pastel portraits so I understand what you explain.  I will try  to do some portraits where I just concentrate on the hair drawing as you explained  :)
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Reply #14 on: January 27, 2016, 11:05:48 AM
This is my second amateurish attempt to draw a  portrait in pastel.
 I tried really hard to get the hair to look like ... hair  :)
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