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Art Show: The Self-Portrait Show

Self Portrait

by Abbie L Groves

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Art: Self Portrait by Artist Abbie L Groves
This painting was done using Sennelier Pastel and Mi-Teintes. I painted this self-portrait because I had to come up with subject matter for a demonstration rather quickly since I only had just learned the day before that I needed to do a demonstration for a gallery where my work is shown. People say to paint what you know, so I grabbed a picture of myself that I had already drawn, and went the next day to perform the demonstration. I started by first transferring the drawing and then outlining it with a medium-value pastel. Then, I continued by blocking in the values starting with the darkest values, then building up color to the lighter values until finally the lightest values are reached.

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Detail Image for art Self Portrait

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