Three years ago, I drew a black and white close up of this same portrait and that one drawing gave me a huge love of portraiture and broke the boundaries of what I thought I was capable of in art. So when I was commissioned to draw it again, except this time, 4x as big and in full color - I jumped into the challenge! I have learned so much from this piece. About pastels and color, but also about myself as an artist and how VERY much I love what I do. I thrive on details and intricate work and this portrait is one of my favorite art experiences of my life and I'm really going to miss working on it!
General's Chalk Pastels
Derwent Tinted Charcoals
White Acrylic paint for highlights, applied with a tiny toothpick
Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper in Tan.
Finished in a little over 200 hours.
Size: 18x24 inchesPrints for Sale at Etsy:
♥18x24 for $95 - [link]
♥14x18 for $65 - [link]
Work in Progress: MAGIC
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