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: New to Pastels


DontchaWish
05-16-2017, 11:22 AM
Hi everyone! I am just getting started with pastels, along with a few other random mediums that I have decided I wanted to learn. I've always done graphite/charcoal work, so delving into color has been a huge learning curve for me!

I wanted to share the few pastel pieces that I've had the chance to actually complete. They're all done with pan pastels and CarbOthello pastel pencils. The horse was my first attempt, then the woman, and then the Jack Russell portrait. I really need more work on getting the hang of showing more fur detail, or maybe not worrying so much about all the individual hair, but rather doing better color gradients to make it seem like there is hair, etc.

I'd love to have any and all feedback. Any tips/tricks that you may have would be highly appreciated. Thanks so much everyone!

Christina

Susan Mulno
05-16-2017, 01:53 PM
Welcome to the forum!

You have a good sense of color, very nice piece here.

DontchaWish
05-16-2017, 02:37 PM
Thank you so much!

bluepen61
05-17-2017, 08:34 AM
Good use of values. Great perspective. Very, very nice.

DontchaWish
05-17-2017, 08:49 AM
Thank you! I really appreciate it :)

Geminitiger
07-08-2018, 04:08 PM
OMG
Im a complete newbie in Art apart from i just completed a 10 2 hour lesson at adult education for learning to draw as ive never been able to draw in my 68 years,i enjoyed it immensley
and loved using pastels and that is what i am going to concentrate on and the 3 pictures above to me are wonderful and a million miles from what i think I can achieve but its so inspiring to see such work.
Any advice greatly received