Pastel Drawing of a Young Man

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Sharing with you today a chalk pastel drawing based on the master drawings Jean-François de Neufforge. The portrait of the young man reminds me of the side profile of Julias Ceaser.

This is the final result...
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Reference
Head of a young man à l'antique. Jean-François de Neufforge

The process

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The drawing is composed of red chalk with some brown chalk for the darker tones and hints of black for some definition in the details with the darkest tones. I blended some of tones in the faces slightly while leaving the chalk lines in some other areas. I like the overall effect of leaving some parts of the head unfinished. It took about 1-2 hours to complete on A5 paper.


Thanks for stopping by and for those that continue to support my work. :)

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Well Done!

Pastel Chalk is a difficult median to work with. Its so messy. lol. I like the texture you created with your work compared to the more smooth graphite look of the original. Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing the process... I need to do that more often with my artwork as well.

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Check out my TATTOO STEEMIT community as I think you could expand some of your art there, I see some of your work has a tattoo feel to it. Thanks!

Thanks man, yeah chalk pastels can get annoyingly messy to work with and it's always a good idea to share some of your process with everyone! I admire a lot of the art tattoo artists produce too.

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