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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:30 am

Busy Weekend, One Complete, One Wip

As much as I dont want to say it...... i think I enjoy pastel more than graphite. There is something about colour that can really make a project a lot of fun.

In honor of the late Paul Newman, a legend that will always be, I did a fairly quick, easy portrait on Sunday.

Pastel on Bristol vellum,
Around 5 hours,

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and my current WIP is De Niro in Casino,

I have spent around 6-7 hours so far, practically finished but i think i need to correct the right eye, of the eye on the left as you face it. There is something not right with it,

same specs as the Newman post.

This one has been a lot of fun, and probably the most realistic i have got so far

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please comment,

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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:35 am

Each portrait you do improves by leaps and bounds! I agree, there's something about colour that is very alluring... that's why I tried coloured pencils! After working with CP's a bit I had a strong urge to return to graphite for at least a few drawings. I'm hoping to split my work between them.

To fix the eye on the DeNiro one you need to make the pupil a bit smaller, and also a bit rounder. I really like the shadows on it. I've found with CP's that mixing black shadows with colour can be a bit of a challenge. You seem to have it down pat though! Are you using black paper, or have you just coloured it all in?
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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:40 am

i coloured it in with black pastel and then fixed it and layered again. In real life the thing looks pretty real, I didnt think i could get as much realism on this with pastel as i have. And i am working on a Bob Dylan piece too. Its an original idea and was inspired by the tickets i just bought to go see him live!!!
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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:20 am

You really are improving by leaps and bounds. Great work.
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:31 am

Great job , I think the second is my favorite, the red makes really stand out against that black background. :)
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