Painting a Realistic Animal Portrait with Pastel Pencils, Part 2
A pastels class
$60 for series of three classes
February 18, 2024 at 7:00:00 PM
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second of 3 classes
Suitable for beginners
Picking a suitable subject.
Choosing a paper.
Various ways of transferring it to your pastel paper.
How to sharpen pencils
Blocking in subject using values
Choosing colors for subject.
Painting eyes and nose. Color blocking in of main shapes in color. Begin layering more pastel and refining shapes.
Continuing adding color and finishing details.
A good photo of your subject. You will need to see the details of the subject in order to paint a realistic painting. I will have some you can select from if you do not have one. Size the photo such that the sketch of your subject will fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of copy paper.
9x12 sheet of un-sanded pastel paper such as Canson Mi tientes. You can purchase the full sheets at the Art Club or at Hobby Lobby. It can be a colored sheet as that will serve as a back ground color for the portrait.
Recommended: Set of 60 pastel pencils: Carbothello or Faber Castel Pitt Pastel pencils available online through Dick Blick or Jerrysartarama. If you have your subject picked out, you can buy individual pencils at Dick Blick in Savannah. Please note: Colored pencils will not work for this class as they are wax based.
Pencil sharpening tools such as a snap off utility knife or a quality new manual pencil sharpener (caution: sometimes these may cause pastel leads to break as the blades get old). Medium or fine sand paper.
Kneaded eraser or poster tack. White soft eraser.
Masking Tape to tape paper to board
Graphite pencil for tracing subject.
Smooth hard backing board to attach your paper to. A 11x14 or larger is a good size for a 9x12 sheet of paper.
Min 3, Max 12
SIGN UP : class signup book in AAA club - AAA members only
PAYMENT: Check (preferred) or CAM slip
Notify instructor if unable to attend, a "no show" will be charged