Pastel Techniques For Painterly Portraits DVD


Pastel Techniques For Painterly Portraits DVD



Get ready to paint beautiful, luminous pastel portraits with Alain Picard’s painterly approach. In this pastel painting workshop, you’ll learn how to paint the portrait of a young girl using a loose approach inspired by master portraitists such as Sorolla. You’ll learn how to work from a photographic reference to create the composition and use layers of color to build up the face and background, starting with simplified shapes. You’ll learn how to match the colors of the skin, both the true colors and highlight and shadows created by the lighting of the setting, and how to convey curly hair without drawing each strand individually. Finally, you’ll learn how to build up the features of eyes, nose and mouth and add in final details to give the portrait that sense of life.

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Pastel Techniques For Painterly Portraits

Customer Reviews

I don't know about you all, but I love to watch a good video over and over again, whether it is fiction or in this case non-fiction. Painterly Portraits with Alan is so full of teaching that you should watch it several times, don't put it on the shelf and forget about it if you want to be better at your portrait skills. A good teacher, Alan, who is soft spoken and even takes his time to explain why he does a particular stroke is worth a second and even a third view. From directions on how to get a likeness to finishing this video is a saver for me. I am on my third viewing, what about you? - Vicky

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Mr. Picard's dvd. I learned a lot. I wish I could fly up to take one of his workshops live. Maybe in the future. He is a really good teacher. Very precise, easy to understand and amiable. I purchased all of his dvd instructions and I highly recommend them all. I learned a significant amount ! - Martha

It was a pleasure to watch this video, and I am sure I will watch it many times. It is easy to follow and Alain Picard's portrait is lovely. - Barbara

Like all Picard's dvd's, this one is a must to see! - Martine

I love his work and his calm easy to understand way of explaining the technique. Highly recommend it. - Lan

It goes through all the stages of making a painterly style portrait, from making thumbnail values sketches to the whole painting. It is more than just a "Watch me paint " video all the ideas and concepts behind everything that is being done is explained to give you the tools to go and make your own paintings from scratch. Highly recommended! - Andrew