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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

En Pointe...

This painting was made for a friend's birthday, using Acrylics and charcoal. One of those pieces you just feel inspired for, and it comes together so quickly!

As always, starting with a pencil sketch!

Shading the ribbons

Sometimes something pretty must come out of a bit of a mess!

decorative finishes

All done! Charcoal shading added

For the dust effect, I grated soft brown pastel (using my sandpaper block) onto wet paint. The mottled paint effect was done simply by applying water to the paper and adding thinned colours of choice to the wet areas, without spreading or mixing the colours together. I tilted the page to make some of the paint run down for a more striking effect.