Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Robert De Niro, Pastels

This is a tutorial I've completed. Recently, I have ordered a pack of "Pastel Paper Sampler" from Dakota pastels -- this is a Velour paper from a pack of 8 1/2 x 11" specially coated pastel papers. Velour is an unusual surface to work on - soft and velvety, it soaks the pastel right in. You can put your hand on it without a fear of smudging. All the strokes are very soft, so to get a hard edge, you have to really apply pressure, using pastel's edge that is broken in half. For background, you have to really "work it in" and sort of rub it in. It's a totally different experience.


posted by Angel @ 10:00 PM  
  • At 3:03 AM, Blogger ImperfectNerd said…

    Excellent work. You could have painted bombers in WWII.. except it being before your time. I like very much that you find pleasure in older styles of illustration. I try to study such things (such as the Disney people, Walter Lantz, etc) and all the classic cartoonists from the funny papers. You have captured that spirit. Good luck!

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