Soft Pastels on Pastel mat
Work in Progress; Try reading from bottom of the post!:)
Jumper completed, almost there, still needs finishing...
Worked more on her face; established the color of background and started on her jumper.I still don't have the 'right; green, I will make do with whatever I have.
Lightened one side of the face, now I feel better!
Added color to her face, establishing light and shadow areas.Realized that I did not have the green for her jumper, panicked, ordered some colors online...!
Started with drawing and blocking in main shapes
'The chain of events' leading to the final product! I hope you enjoy watching the process.
It has taken me two days (about 10-12 hours) of work to complete this portrait.I have tried to keep my flesh tones true to life , it was a cool daylight setting when I took the picture.Thus, there are more greens and purple tones here; though I could not completely let go of my oranges!Green is the key color , which is unusual because I hardly use green in my paintings.I did not have the right color for her jumper, so I overlayed two or three greens! I am still not sure irf its done- I may darken the background to her left...may be! Have a great weekend, friends and let me know what to do think of my efforts here...