Coloured Pastel Portrait Drawing - With Process
Hi everyone, sharing with you today a recent coloured pastel portrait and its process. I don't usually use pastels so it was a nice change of medium and unique final piece.
I started with a quick sketch with my pencil to capture the basic form.
I then started adding pastels where it felt right. I aimed for analogous colours on the colour wheel for harmony so oranges, reds and yellows. I used a paintbrush to blend the tones a little more.
The final step involved adding more definite strokes with darker pastels to further emphasize the form of the head and any finishing touches.
Pastel Portrait: Completed on A5 paper with coloured pastels.