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Greta Scacchi - Pastels by 6re9 Greta Scacchi - Pastels by 6re9
Greta Scacchi in pastels. I think the original picture was from FHM (not sure!).

As with my previous pastel, I used caste-off oval mount card 'middles' to draw on, hence the shape.

I used Schwan Stabilo pastel pencils. About A3 size.
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smiledidnthurt Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :)
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6re9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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tamis83 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Artist
This looks so natural like a photo this is great work.
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6re9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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caseyfrench Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
i like it
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6re9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it
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Stefaniam Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
This is amazingly done, The collar bones look extremely real, it is a master piece :) The hair looks amazing, i can never get the hair to look quite as shiny :)
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6re9 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comments. I guess the trick is don't be afraid to use lots of contrast and when approaching the highlights in pastels don't colour all the hair using the base colour. Make sure you leave areas of paper untouched for highlights for the very light colour (I used white pastel), then do some bold 'flicks' into the darker colour starting from the uncovered paper. Then do some 'flicks' of the darker colour into the new light colour in the opposite direction. Try playing and experimenting without actually drawing any portraits just to get the effect. Not sure if any of that made sense, but I tend to practise an effect I want on lots of plain pieces of paper and scraps with the firm knowledge that this will not turn into a picture before I try to incorporate the effect. On the collar bones and blending I used to put the main colours down and then blend with my fingers, but you need to make sure you're not eating any doughnuts!
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Lougirlou Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student
Well done ! Good expression !
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6re9 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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