Nupastel Self Portrait


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This is an award-winning self portrait I did in nupastel.  Nupastel is similar to charcoal, but has a tighter consistency and comes in different colors. I sat in front of a mirror and drew this.  First I lightly shaded the whole paper.  Then I did a simple outline of my face.  I concentrated on the darker values, for example around my eyes and nose.  I erased away the nupastel on the areas of lightest value such as the highlight on my forehead and nose.  After that, I filled in the medium values.  The technique is very simple, but makes a dramatic finished product.

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May 8, 2008

Elaine @ 7:26 am #

That’s really good! I like it!
Hope you got something fun with your reward money! =)

Jennifer @ 8:07 am #

My favorite parts of the portrait are the eyebrows and forehead. They are unmistakable!

Nicole @ 11:07 am #

You sure are great at drawing.

May 10, 2008

Margaret @ 2:18 pm #

You are a master at drawing or painting yourself – what a special talent that is!

May 12, 2008

Susie @ 11:08 am #

What an interesting technique. Kind of like “backwards” art, since you “erase” the lighter sections. It looks just like you!

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