Portrait in Pastels


October 5, 2012 by mamie

Completed Date: 9/20/12

Medium: soft pastels

Description: As an AP Art sketchbook project, we were supposed to use soft pastels to realistically describe part of a person’s face. The goal of the assignment was to prepare us for one of our biggest, most well known pieces: the teacher portrait piece in which we each pick a teacher, photograph him/her, and create a portrait in pastels. (That’s what we’re working on now.) Anyway, here, I drew one of my friends from a picture of when she was at her quinceanera. Some things I’ll probably work on for my next pastel piece are blending a little more smoothly, working on the eye values, and lightening the values in the cheekbone (for this drawing).


4 thoughts on “Portrait in Pastels

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    It’s beautiful.

  2. ArtbyLinz says:

    This is excellent, you did an amazing job on her features and her skin tone is perfection. Keep up the great work! 🙂

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