Pastel Portrait of a Young Girl - Drawing Process
Hi all, sharing with you today another pastel portrait this time of a young woman inspired from the renaissance artist François Boucher. It was important to be quite delicate when drawing this piece so that the drawing reflects the sitter. Not many colours or sharp lines were needed in this piece and there is a certain beauty in simplicity.
After a quick sketch I cover the paper in a brownish pastel spread with a paintbrush and work on further details in the face with pencil. I can then use a rubber or a white pastel to add the highlights in the face.
A few more finishing touches.
This is the reference drawing I was drawn to by the way it captured her expression in a few simple lines with masterful technique.
Head of a Young Girl, by François Boucher