Pastel Portrait Demonstration of a Child

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this long-awaited demonstration, world leader in pastel painting, Ellen Eagle, shares with us her personal pastel technique. Ellen walks us through each and every step of her approach as she paints a portrait of child. You will learn how Ellen lays in her painting, develops local areas of color, makes important color decisions, and maintains correct proportions to create a stunning work of art. We encourage you to try your own portrait painting and follow along with Ellen through each of the stages of her process.


    • Homemade Pastel Board (Using Crescent Cold-Press Illustration Board No. 300 or 310)
    • Rembrandt Soft Pastels
    • Prismacolor Nupastel Color Sticks
    • Charcoal Stick
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    Is there a reference photo for us to also copy to follow along with the video?




    Kiane RicasKiane Ricas
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    same question with trinity! is there perhaps a copy of the reference photo that we could download? Thank you!

    Ewan Ashley
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    Same as above, really need a reference photo, to make this more of a lesson than a demo.

    It would also be helpful to have the material list i.e. the pastel reference no.s/names.

    Many thanks,


    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Ewan Ashley.
    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    Hi Ewan, this is a much older course, and was recorded before we had the reference tab feature. I have reached out to Ellen, but it seems the reference and art work are no longer in her possession. My apologies

    Tosha Gibson
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    Ellen seems to be switching between the Nupastels and the Rembrandts. Is there a specific reason she switches between the two or is it just about color preferences?

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