|16. Here I begin to sketch in the costume using a small brush, burgundy colour, suggesting the costume.||Tutorial page 6 of 7|
|17. I begin to paint the dress in rose - large loose brush strokes|
|18. The detail of the
dress is picked out using burgundy, with large
and small brushes – careful not to take focus
from the face.
19. Shell pink adds soft highlights to the
dress to bring out the shape. I leave the bottom
|Printing: Pastel portraits come out best on a
matt finish paper. Using a photo-quality printer they look good up
to about 50% larger than the canvas. For bigger sizes or
reproduction you will need a larger canvas and a higher dpi value.
As a finishing touch, I add the signature in dark using small brush and normal handwriting pressure, and the job is done. See next page for notes and what to do next