Thursday, 20 February 2014

29 Faces - day 21


Today I broke out the oil pastels. I was determined not to draw an outline and just go with it, and I have to say I'm actually pleased with this one. I like the way the oil pastels can be laid down in small amounts and then smudged to wherever you want them. It allows the colour to be built up gradually so many different shades can be achieved. 

Also posting to Paint Party Friday - or in this case, pastel party Friday, I hope that's OK :)


11 comments:

  1. You have captured such an intense look in her eyes! Makes me wonder what has happened to her! I have never used my oil pastels - this makes me want to take them out and experiment! Happy PPF!

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  2. A great face. I really like how well pastels shade and tone.

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  3. lovely portrait with the oil pastels. Happy PPF!

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  4. Great portrait with oil pastels, have tried them but they don't seem to want to play with me.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the smudgy effect you have achieved with this face. Keep up the good work. Happy PPF

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  6. I like this oil pastel technique. Great face.

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  7. Love your portrait with the oil pastels you used. Great job.:)

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  8. Very pensive eyes...you have captured deep emotion!! Well done!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Great job - I have painted without an outline a couple of times - it feels very freeing.

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  10. I use the oil pastels on cloth (making cloth dolls) faces. Without an outline, Yikes! Good job. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  11. Nice work with the pastels.Her eyes are quite arresting.

    Annabelle : )

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