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Pastel Painting => Pastel Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: EllaNZ on August 23, 2011, 10:36:20 PM

Title: Please let me know what you think guys
Post by: EllaNZ on August 23, 2011, 10:36:20 PM
Let me know what you think guys?
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Post by: EllaNZ on August 23, 2011, 11:03:56 PM
Her name is Mandy.  I use to care for her and I loved her so much.  I have also done this in Pastel
Title: Re: Please let me know what you think guys
Post by: Kelley on August 24, 2011, 03:14:39 AM
I haven't worked in pastels so I am not sure if it is why the colours appear a bit washed on the hands and face (compared to the hair).   :clap: I do love the overall portrait.  Well done!
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Post by: dennis on August 24, 2011, 03:24:31 AM
Excellent.

Kelley, I suspect it is the exposure of the camera that was not quite right at the taking of the photo.

Ella, I commented on the eyes of the painting of Ted in another post and here you have them right. Compare the two.
Title: Re: Please let me know what you think guys
Post by: EllaNZ on August 24, 2011, 03:42:33 AM
Yes Dennis, it was the camera settings.  On the painting, the pupils are much darker.  I am still new at taking photos but will get better with everyone's feedback.  ;)
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Post by: dennis on August 24, 2011, 03:53:34 AM
Great  :clap: :clap: Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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Post by: nolan on August 24, 2011, 10:02:29 AM
another awesome pastel :clap:
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Post by: Val on August 24, 2011, 10:13:06 AM
Lovely Ella. When working with pastels do you blend/mix your skin tones or use a (skintone colour) ready made?
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Post by: EllaNZ on August 24, 2011, 07:35:41 PM
Hi there and thanks for the feedback.  Val, with Pastel you have to buy the different colors.  You get eg. white, various tones of red, yellow, blue, grey, greens and even various tones of black!  You have a range of tones to choose from so you see the 'student' pack of Pastels is just for learning to work with the medium.  Once you have established which color to use for what, you do the different strokes on the paper next to each other.  Then only you start with a 'blending' tool.  I love this tool and use it to pick up Pastel and even paint tiny details with it.  O dear, before I take up too much of your time, let me say buy. :smitten:
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Post by: Val on August 25, 2011, 09:55:12 AM
Thanks for that Ella, I think pastels will be something left for much later down the road. Still have much to learn with w/c, acrylics and graphite.  :tongue:
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Post by: Kelley on August 26, 2011, 01:19:44 AM
Thanks for clarifying Dennis and Ella. I was hoping that was the case.  Very well done.  :clap:
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Post by: NHC50 on September 17, 2011, 09:30:15 PM
Very nice work.    :clap:
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Post by: EllaNZ on September 17, 2011, 11:25:50 PM
Thank you NHC50  :1hug:
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Post by: Anya on September 18, 2011, 01:40:33 AM
I love the expression you've captured, that is a very difficult thing to do. Beautiful Ella!
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Post by: Helenty on September 18, 2011, 04:07:33 AM
 :painting:
        I love her smile Ella and i think you have done a wonderful job , i have done a few works in pastel and did a dog portrait for a friend a few years ago and it won first prize at our local show, it is good to try different mediums and i enjoy the challenges.
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Post by: thegrindre on September 18, 2011, 05:29:26 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Great skin tones!
You're another one that has talent around here, I see.  ;)
Title: Re: Please let me know what you think guys
Post by: EllaNZ on September 18, 2011, 11:33:18 PM
 :-* Thanks for the feedback guys.  :1hug: Doesn't it make it worth while to paint when other people appreciates your work?  Fantastic feeling!! :yippee: I often neglect to give feedback to everyone's great artworks, so here goes:
YOU ALL ARE DOING SO WELL AND THANKS TO OUR TWO  :smart: :smart: LET ME GIVE EACH ONE OF YOU A VERY BIG  :hug: ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE DOING, YOU HAVE A GOD GIVEN TALENT :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on September 21, 2011, 01:13:44 AM
Thanks. We try to do our best for the Paint Basket Art Community. :)
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Post by: nolan on September 23, 2011, 12:15:04 AM
 :blush: aw thanks Ella