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Pastel Art Demonstrations
Three Pastel Demenstrations
Painting everyday, poses a problem a lot of artists have, and that is what to paint next? Tapping into my youth for this first demo, and okay, my comments in keeping with this adolescent memory.
Some things from your adolescence lodge in your memory for life: The second time I took my driving test, I wore the smile for hours, after getting a pass. Your first pay check, the smile didn't last quite as long when you realise it didn't last the weekend, and watching a Beatrice Dalle movie, was there seriously girls out there like that.
So my first pastel sequencing is of the French beauty from "Betty Blue" looking moody.
The second sequence is of a famous Colombian singer with an IQ to make Mensa wince with envy, a voice like an angel and dance moves that could even raise the temperature of those with ecclesiastical persuasions.
The third demo is a scene that I digitalised for a book cover.
BÃ©atrice DalleClick thumbnail to view full-size
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" - Pablo Picasso
BÃ©atrice Dalle, Pastel Demonstration
Pastel Pencils Great For Detail Work
Caricature Pastel Demonstration
Famous SingerClick thumbnail to view full-size
Who Is She?
Which Famous Colombian Female Singer is the Caricature of?
Just For Fun
Provided with permission from http://thedoghousediaries.com/
"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward." Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890
Get out and leave the key
A man holding a key we see what he sees by way of reflection in the glass of red wine, a naked female clutching a red rose to her chest pointing a gun.
There is a lot of cue-tip/cotton bud work here and pencils to soften the female. I left the hand rough and masculine almost numb looking and obsequies.
The rose petals shaped like love hearts depict his initial intent.
His intent is sub-text which I leave for your interpretation.