Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Pastel Portrait, and Some Bluesy Southern Slide

14" x 11" Pastel on Gray Paper
This is another pastel portrait sketch done a few years ago at the weekly drawing sessions. Drawing on a toned surface allows you to build up darks and lights without having to build up everything from white. Gray toned paper can be a time saver that way, but more importantly it provides a foil for colors to stand out against, and helps highlights "pop" better. 

For more about drawing sessions, go to "Labels" on the side bar and click on "sketching" or "drawing."

And now, on a completely unrelated note (no pun intended), here's some uncommon acoustic music by Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks! Enjoy!

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