Before I start on today’s post I realized that I had made a little mistake. In my excitement to share with you all 31 faces of January, I forgot to post Day 30’s face.
So here she is….
On to today’s girl…
I started by using toned pastel paper which I have never used before. I used special tape to tape the paper to a piece of old cardboard so that I could create her on my easel. Next I sketched out her face and a few strands of her hair. I also did the first few layers of her skin tone.
Next I added more layers to her face, added some details to her eyes and lips and I also added some flowers to her hair.
Then I filled in the flowers and started to work on her hair. I also colored in her shirt.
Finally I carefully removed the tape, and added some color to the background and filled out her hair a bit more. Here she is completed.
I have added several light layers of fixative and now she is drying. I just love soft pastels!
What are you working on? Have you experimented with any new supplies lately? Tell me in the comments below…