Tag Archives: Pastel drawing

From Start to Finish

Some people love before, during, and after photos.

I’m one of those people.

But that’s a big tease for this blog post


I pretty much forgot to take pictures,

but I do have a few!Client photo…

I know, absolutely adorable.

But take note.

Look at the all the obvious light and shadows…

a perfect photo to paint.

My little studio

You don’t see my new 120 piece Sennelier Pastel Set…

that I LOVE…

because the drawing begins with a pastel pencil…

and, yes, this is a large painting, 18″ x 24″

For some paintings,

I grid my photo and my paper to assist me with the drawing.

Now, I’m ready to start applying color.

I started with some dark shades, and

then I completely forgot about my camera.
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I just LOVE a challenge!

When asked recently to paint a child’s portrait,

I decided I would use pastels.

I had used them for this painting of our neighbors’ dog, Tasha…

here’s that story

But I felt the need to upgrade my materials;

so I ordered professional grade soft pastels,

and high quality pastel paper in a variety of colors!

(You may remember my recent blog post

regarding my affinity for art suppliesūüėČ

Once I got my new supplies

I was ready to tackle this challenge…

and I LOVED it!

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Jill and her family are HUGE Marshall fans.

They tail-gate in a green and white motor-home, the Thundering Herd Mobile.

You get the picture;)

She’s ordered my cookies several times,

including a gift set for Vinny Curry…

Vinny cookie


If you don’t know, Vinny¬†plays defensive end

for the Philadelphia Eagles…

following a successful college football career at Marshall.

Jill and her family are very close to Vinny,

Last weekend they went to Philly to visit him,

watch an Eagles game, and …

Jill being Jill she wanted to take him a gift;)…

She asked me to create a painting¬†from this photo…

picture of Vinny

I thought it would make a great oil painting…

but I’m not an oil painter…yet…

so I did it in pastels (colored chalk)…

Vinny Curry pastel drawing

I hope he likes it:)

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