Wednesday, 19 January 2011

unison pastels

Last week I ordered a beautiful set of 72 Unisons soft pastels. This was a real wish for a long time and I decided to reward myself for the hard work and I also wanted to give myself a birthday present. On the 24th I will be 63 years of age.

I cannot wait till they arrive, but I ordered them in the UK and they would have it in stock in 5 days time so I have to wait a couple of weeks. Is it not a beautiful sight? all those colors.....................mmmmmmmmm.

portrait of 3 bassethounds second head almost finished

I finally finished the second head, the head of the father of the two puppies.
Of course in real .................. I find the portraits are better, sigh.
The black is not so blue in real, more subtle, but I think you can see all the colors I have used to create the "blacks".
When the 3 heads are finished I will of course make some last alternations like the white breast and shoulder of the middle head.

As you can see I started with the third head, the youngest puppy. His colors are different from his father and brother, so again a real challenge to get it right.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

portrait of 3 bassethounds pastel fourth stage

I took a break during the holidays but I am a little bit further with the second head.
The black ears of the second head were already finished but I decided to take off almost everything from the black ear. I was not satisfied about it.
So I started again and it took many many hours to draw the ear again. It looks better now.
And I started to work on the other parts of the head. Still a lot of work to do.

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