Preview | Essential Techniques for Pastel Portraits with Alain Picard

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In this video workshop, Alain Picard gives you the essential tools and techniques you need to paint a beautiful portrait with pastels. With lighting tips to define drama and mood, drawing tips and tools that help you assess relationships of proportion and scale, design and edge tools that lead the eye through the painting and refining tools for subtleties that bring your work to life, Alain shows you how to paint portraits and fills your visual toolbox to equip you for success.

Preview Essential Techniques for Pastel Portraits now to learn drawing tips for creating thumbnails and using angles for accuracy, how take advantage of value and edges to lead the eye through your composition, and pastel techniques that refine your portrait and make it come to life. Then, watch the video at ArtistsNetwork.TV or purchase the video at

A frequent workshop instructor and demonstrator for art associations, schools, galleries and museums, Alain’s work has been featured in such publications as The Artist’s Magazine and The Pastel Journal, and he has garnered top awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Hudson Valley Art Association, and the Pastel Society of America. Alain is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America as well as the Connecticut Pastel Society where he serves as President.


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