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Pastel Portrait Demonstration of a Female with Ellen Eagle

Pastel Portrait Demonstration of a Female
Learn to Paint Beautiful Portraits in Pastel Ellen Eagle will demonstrate her masterful technique for creating luminous portraits

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Ellen Eagle
Drawing, Head / Portrait
Charcoal, Pastel, Soft pastels
11h 12m 8s

In this lesson, world-renowned pastel artist Ellen Eagle shares her personal pastel technique in-depth as she creates a portrait of a female. Every step of the process is captured–from the first initial marks to the last finishing touches.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.


  • Prismacolor Nupastels – 96 Piece Set
  • Rembrandt Soft Pastels
  • Handheld Mirror
  • Chamois
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Hard Charcoal Stick
  • Sanding Block
  • Blending Stumps – Large and Medium
  • Single Edge Razor Blades
  • Homemade Pastel Board – Cold-Pressed Illustration Board Primed with Gesso and Pumice, Sanded and Toned with Grey Acrylic

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