Another step-by-step since so many of you have asked for them.
Just can’t wait to see your progress
Love it, love it!!
I love your work and the best compliment I can give is that I often have to look twice to make sure your paintings are not actual photographs, they are so incredibly lifelike!
I’ve been a ‘lurker’ for some time and have finally made the transfer from greylead over to pastel in the last few months. I am getting my first order of Velour paper to try out next week It was quite hard to find over here in Australia.
I’m a tad lost on the transfering of a sketch onto this paper. Is this (gorgeous!)sketch above a transfer over from carbon paper?
Awwwww…Love that face! So happy to be able to watch another work in progress! Take lots of pictures!
Congratulations on starting with pastel and velour paper AND for coming out and not being a “lurker” anymore!
Yes, transfer your painting with carbon paper then use a 9B pencil to refine it so you can get more detail. This is the 9B version.
Good luck! Let us know if you need any help with anything. It’s fun, you’ll love it—just try not to expect perfection at first try!
Just want to give all of you a little “heads up”! I’m learning how to do the blog myself so you might see some weird things going on for awhile until I get it figured out.
Like “admin” is me……..I think that’s because I didn’t answer you on the actual blog but in the blog administration itself.
See, I’m already learning!!
Glad to see another step-by-step. I always get so much out of them. And I’m sure you will do fine with the blog… it is actually pretty easy once you learn the ropes!!
OK, I am confused: is this Lesley or LeAnn as the admin??
- not only a great artist – also a fast learner of HTML
I’ve just started to take the serious step with pastels and splurged on nupastels, velour paper, pastelmat , and graphite transfer paper (graphite not carbon, because I asked for “carbon paper” at my big local art store and they went “=OOOO not carbon you mean graphite carbon has oil that will RUIN your artwork” – even though technically graphite is mostly carbon – and they were very insistent on it, funny folks).No money for a nice collection of soft pastels yet, besides I haven’t had enough experience to know what brand of pastels I prefer. I really didn’t know you can do such nice shaded outlines with carbon transfer paper and 9B!
Can’t wait to see the next step.
OOOHHH you are painting for dog calendars -YAY!!!! Any wolves coming too?
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