Yesterday I completed this portrait, a drawing of Jesse in conté pastel. We decided to use a creme-yellow base to create a warm overall entirety. Like always I used Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper, a paper which I really love for my conté pastel drawings. It is very hard to scan portraits drawn on creme-yellow paper though, as the scanner finds too much Magenta in the blacks. Unfortunately because I have to edit the scan way to much in Photoshop some detail and lightest hues are lost. Also, the blacks are a bit cooler on the original. One day I will buy myself a better scanner, let’s just see how long that will take :).
Today I got two Giclée Fine Art prints delivered which were ordered by the client. I took a photo with the original matted graphite pencil along with the prints for you all to view in my art diary blog. I don’t offer prints on my website anymore, but since this client always ordered prints of her portraits before, I was glad to do that for her.
This is a conte pastel drawing of Oldenburg horse “Romanov”, drawn on grey Canson Mi Tinentes Touch paper. I created this portrait as a sample for my website from a photo taken by Suzanne de Lange, one of the first customers I ever had since I launched my website. I now have two more samples to do, but that will have to wait a bit as I have many commissions to complete. Perhaps I will draw them somewhere in between though. I still need two more reference photos of horses, if you have any nice photos I can use please send them to email@example.com. Thank you :).