Friday, September 14, 2012

Pastel Sketch - Red Haired Woman

12" x 9" Pastel on Textured Paper
Here is a sketch from a few years ago.  It's a pastel on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, drawn at the weekly drawing session I attend.  She was a model I just HAD to get the colors out for!  Not only is red hair fun to draw, the skin tones in fair-skinned blonds and redheads are full of color.  Look carefully and you'll see not only pink and orange tones but also yellows, greens, blues, violets, and lavenders.  These subtle and natural colors are challenging - but so much fun to draw!  Exercises like this also help open your eyes to the various kinds of subtle color shifts that are present in skin tones of people of all ethnicities, races, and backgrounds - and to the colors you might not have originally known were there.

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