Each month - New Artwork will be placed here. The artist will show and explain the steps he used in creating the work.
Featured Artwork for January
Featured Artwork for Feburary
This portrait was create for my pastel class and I will share how I acheived the finish artwork in these three stages. In creating the "Young Woman" pastel portrait, I first create a drawing separating the lights and the dark values. Vine charcoal would be an ideal medium to use at this beginning stage.
I added color to the light and dark areas of the head structure. At this stage I am not worries about the details or refining the features, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. Try and work with the medium tones. It is best to add darker tones because with pastel once you add a lighter tone it is difficult to get that tone to become darker, wereas if you have a darker tone it is easy for that tone to become lighter.
Featured Artwork for March
Featured Artwork for April
Working off the initial idea- from the watercolor sketch, I changed a few things; I search for the ideal landscape setting and used an real model. I change the outer format and the medium from watercolor to oil. I wanted to show more God creation in complimenting surrounding landscape to add to the powerful statement of figure.