Dylan at 3 months, pastel

Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Dylan at 3 months, pastel, originally uploaded by martasart.

5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, pastel on pastel card.

While he was sleeping the other day I quickly sketches him in pastel pencil and blocked in the values. I took some photos for reference and continued building up the layers referring to the photo. It's a bit muddy as I had a hard time with the colors. He has really wild hair and I exaggerated that with movement and color!

I also got to practice cutting a double mat. I need to be a bit more careful but it turned out pretty good. I just need to get a frame for this.

ps: Dottie is doing better too!


  1. What alovely blog...
    do see mine too


  2. Judybec Says:

    You did a lovely job sketching Dylan! love the colors and his wild hair.
    Hope Dottie continues to improve -- maybe it's just the heat.

  3. Linda Says:

    What a great portrait! Little kids are so hard to do, and you got it perfect. LOVE this!

  4. Linda Says:

    And I'm glad Dottie is doing better -- it is so hard to watch our dear friends get old so fast, especially when they can't tell us exactly what they need us to do to help them feel better.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Beautiful work Marta! I love the hair, you did a great job.

  6. Joan Says:

    This is precious!!! You did an exellent job on Dylan's skin tones and I loe that wild hair!!!

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