I was sent 5 colors: green, copper, yellow, orange, and deep pink.
I selected two stencils:
Medallions by Jessica Sporn
by Andrea Matus Demeng
I pulled this off the PanPastel website. 86 colors: Oh My!
Here are the PanPastel colors I worked with. They have a very creamy, low-dust
quality that makes them behave more like paint than any pastel I have used previously.
They are exceedingly easy to blend.
First, I applied pink alternating with orange using the Medallion stencil
and covering the majority of my drawing paper. This paper is fairly smooth yet does have a bit of "tooth" which helps grab the Pan Pastel.
I really love the effect of the two blended colors as my background for the next stencil/Pan Pastel layer....
I overlaid the Abigail stencil onto the paper.
Using first the copper color I applied the Pan Pastel through the stencil.
Next, I layered pink and touches of the green. The green gives me a lot of
depth for shadowing and adding a bit of color in the eye region.
Because these colors blend so nicely I am able to create many other colors from my limited palette.
Adding just a bit of shadow to define the cheeks...
Now, I plan to use the bright yellow to define the background from the face.
I am lightly "cross-hatching" the pastel around the head, and also
working a bit more of the pink from the left edge of the throat.
This creates a bit of "shadow" effect which tells the viewer where the light source is from.
Now, I am lightly brushing the background with my finger to soften and slightly blur
I may work a slight bit more pink/green in the left edge of her forehead. Since
I imagine the light source to be the upper right corner of my paper, I won't need much on the left
side of her forehead as it is closer to the light source.
Here is a detail of her face.
The lovely thing about working with these PanPastels is that I could continue to layer the surface,
if I choose to add more details such as layers of tissue, etc. There are many possibilities!
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