Sunday, November 20, 2011

Teen Daughter in Pastel

My daughter, Laura agreed to pose for me today, so I could try my hand at pastels again for the first time in years. I mark it as a failure: I used pastels too large on paper too small; her nose is too large here, face not wide enough. The drawing doesn't do her justice, either - she's prettier than this.

On the plus side, I wouldn't have done this drawing without you fine folks and this blog. Thanks for the motivation. Not horrible for a half hour. I see more coming in the near future....


  1. Yeah, but we've never seen your daughter. The drawing looks great to me!
    (besides, how do we know that the Mona Lisa is a good likeness?)

  2. For pastels done in that small amount of time, this IS the Mona Lisa!! I gave up on pastels as I get so frustrated with them. You did a fabulous job!

  3. Thanks, Tim. Unlucky you - she's a cutie:

    You're too kind, Jody. I thought it not bad given the limitations. My youngest (11) thinks I should stick to cartooning. LOL! Tough crowd.

    I should get my wife to post some of her stuff again as she has a natural touch with watercolor, pastel and oil, and after a couple years at Chicago's AAA. She good.