Preview | Pastel Techniques – Painterly Portraits – A. Picard

Playing now on, preview Pastel Techniques for Painterly Portraits with Alain Picard to learn painting techniques for strong composition, and pastel techniques to create a vibrant, lively background and details of the face.

In the full-version of this pastel painting workshop, you’ll learn how to paint a portrait of a young girl using a loose approach–suggesting realism without overly rendering. Visit for access to the full-length video.

Learn how to:
β€’ Create a strong composition
β€’ Simplify
β€’ Paint from a photograph
β€’ Paint skin tones
β€’ Use pastel techniques for confident, loose, sculptural strokes
β€’ Experiment with color for a lively background
β€’ Achieve a likeness without overly rendering


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