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!

6 comments

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

    www.sanjeevsaikiaart.blogspot.com

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

  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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