Topic Tag: F / Project 2

2.1 Introduction

Welcome to our project for week 2! We will create our portrait for the most part with a limited palette of soft pastel, with a touch of pastel pencil. On this page you will find downloads for this project; you can download the whole PDF or the separate reference photo. I’ve recorded a short introduction …

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2.7 Details

In the last part of this portrait, I’m working mostly on the details of the face. You can choose what parts you would like to focus on. introduction You can see in the “Progress in this part” section, that the changes in this last stretch are subtle.  An important element for me is the mouth: …

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2.6 Composition

We’ve established the main features of the face; now it’s time to focus on the surrounding elements.  introduction When it comes to composition, you have a lot of creative freedom. There’s no need to stick to the values provided in the reference photo, as long as the end result is what you have in mind. …

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2.5 Midtones

Mid tones will bring our portrait more to life by adding shape and structure to the face. introduction Before we get started on our first layer of mid tones, I’d like to give you the opportunity to add back in a few guidelines in your portrait, if you need them. I’m using the red crayon …

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2.4 Cold shadows

To balance out the warm tone of our portrait at this stage, we can add a colder colour to our portrait. introduction I’d like to keep my portrait a bit muted in terms of colour, so my cold shadow pastel is a very slightly blue-grey. Even with toned down colours, you can still see your …

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2.3 Warm shadows

This portrait is very much about the shadows, from which the highlights on the face that shape the features emerge.  introduction To balance those shadows, we’ll use two different colour temperatures, starting with our warm shadow colour. I’m using a dark value of Burnt Umber but you are free to use any colour you prefer. …

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2.2 Sketch

Starting this project, I’d like to show you a way to construct the face using both horizontal and vertical lines to establish the angle and features of the face. introduction I’m gonna take this opportunity to show you a different way of sketching than the one we used in the previous project. Personally, I like …

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