This is fabulous, Lesley! I am so looking forward to seeing how you finish this. The boys are precious!
This is looking so nice, Lesley! I can’t wait to see more! I have started to post works in progress on my blog/website at the urging of my family. I was reluctant at first…you know, judgement and criticism. But, I find that it doesn’t really matter. I am doing what I was created to do, and that is all that matters. Thanks again for sharing with us!
Coming along so nicely
Thank you, Lesley, again, for showing us your steps and artwork!
Lesley, what are you using for skin tones for the boys; color names, soft or hard etc. Thank you!
Lesley, got my “Horses in Art”, today and was not disappointed in your article. It was wonderful! Hope you will be doing more articles in the future.
I have a question. When you put the white coat on, was this with a Rembrandt soft white pastel in the same manner as in other smooth surfaces? Soft touch, cross hatch movement? I am so disappointed in my own attemps at white fur . Your thoughts please. Thanks.
Wow Lesley, I think this will be a verry lovely painting, the boy allready looks nice. Yes thank you for sharing this with us.
Kay, yes on the white.
And for the skin tones I used a Holbein 35 for the base and Derwent 11F and then 15D to finish. That’s all! love that combination. Too bad Derwents have been discontinued. Anyone know anything about that?
Thanks, Lesley. I don’t have any of those sets of pastel and I thought I bought enough. Silly me!
I found the Derwent colors as pencils but not sticks. However Derwent has “pastel blocks”. Thanks for the color numbers. Maybe we can match those colors as a jumping off place. You make beautiful skin tones, Lesley!
I did find the Derwent pastels at Dick Blick afterall!
Hadn’t heard discontinued…not mentioned online anywhere I looked. But I did see that they have been reformulated. I saw that on jerry’s. Why is it that when you find a good thing…they (whoever “they” are) come along and change it? Happens with food, jeans, everything!
So very frustrating!
Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th!! I will be painting!
Hi Lesley… I’m unable to locate the colors you mentioned for skin tones. Can you give us the actual color so we can find them or something similar? I’ve searched the web looking for the numbers you mentions with no luck. Thanks in advance.
Don’t you know?! One can NEVER have to many sets of pastels!!!!
They ARE pencils Kay. But I’d heard a nasty rumor that they were discontinued so if you find them…..let us know!!! that would be TOO exciting!!
Mary…….jeans for SURE they do that with all the time. I HATE shopping for jeans just for that reason. Well, I always feel fat in jeans too….no matter what kind they are.
I’ll look and see if they have a color on them, I’m pretty sure that they just have a number. I can show you when you come over for the next workshop.
If anyone can find the Derwent pencils with those numbers on them, will you let us know if it’s a nasty rumor or the truth?
We could make our own by matching the color and then write down the formula…….hhhhmmmmm!!
I found the pencils and the “blocks” at Dick Blick. But as Marianne said, they don’t have numbers, just names. Perhaps another supplier will list numbers with names.
I did a little Googling and found that the “old” names of those pencils were 11F- Spectrum Orange and 15D-Geranium Lake. I hope this helps.
Thanks Kay. Me thnks they’ve discontinued them.
Thanks Kay… that helped a lot! I’m trying my hand at a little boys face for the first time and really struggling with the skin colors. This all came at a perfect time!
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