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Pastel Portrait Demonstration of a Child with Ellen Eagle

Pastel Portrait Demonstration of a Child
Learn to Paint Beautiful Portraits in Pastel Ellen Eagle will show you her approach to portrait painting from start to finish

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Ellen Eagle
Head & Portrait
Charcoal, Pastel
4h 40m 58s

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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