Demonstration of portrait painting with pastels



The tutor, Rob Wareing, gave a fascinating demonstration of portrait painting with pastels. As he had not painted this model before, great care was taken in the initial stages with the drawing accuracy using the eye dimensions as a reference. Rob prefers to work on a mid-toned paper so he can develop both lights and darks.


Some photos of the demonstration are shown below.

Rob Wareing at work in the studio

Build-up of the composition

Rob Wareingwith his completed demonstration

Close up detail

The model holding the completed demonstration