See the Anatomy of a Pastel Portrait

Thought this might be kind of fun to share with you some steps in the process of painting a portrait. Of course it begins with a wonderful model (Thanks Meggie!) and hopefully ends well. Enjoy!

Girl With The Silver Sash - Create outline of subject with pencil
Create outline of subject with pencil
Girl With The Silver Sash - Block in skin tones using darks and lights
Block in skin tones using darks and lights
Girl With The Silver Sash - Begin to contour face with shading and block in hair with mid-tone color
Begin to contour face with shading and block in hair with mid-tone color
Girl With The Silver Sash - Begin to paint in the background
Begin to paint in the background
Girl With The Silver Sash - Block in clothing, refine skin tone and continue refining background
Block in clothing, refine skin tone and continue refining background
Girl With The Silver Sash - Finished
Girl With The Silver Sash Finished!