Pastel portrait of Izzy
And I have my first face for 29 Faces! Started off as a quick sketch, but actually took me most of the day. Here is a pastel portrait of my youngest daughter, two and a half year old Izzy.
Izzy, soft pastel on canson paper, approx. 210 x 297mm
It has its problems, including still being slightly cross-eyed…I might go back and fiddle with that…but I’m sick of fiddling. I gotta call it. Though Hubby says we can hang it up on the wall, so I better fix it otherwise it will drive me nuts.
It is only my second ever pastel portrait so I might just list it off as educational. But I will hang it up anyway. It is time for me to stop thinking my work isn’t good enough!
And this is also my submission for Sunday Sketches this week. Don’t forget to drop on by to see the other sketchers, wonderful works in progress out there.
I think it is just gorgeous. Put those pastels down and be proud.
Mynx recently posted…Holiday doodling
Magnificent..wow! what a stunning work..so very beautiful..such talent..i am in awe! Very inspiring!
Victoria recently posted…She Carries a New Realm into Being
your portrait is amazingly realistic! Such a wonderful memory you have created.
Tammie recently posted…Another Realm
oh wow Liz!!!!! this is amazing work….I am so excited about the art you are creating!!! so much detail and depth!!!!
Diana Evans recently posted…Sunday Sketches…..Illustration 101 with munchkin….
This is amazing. I actually thought it was your photographic reference when I first looked at it. Wonderful!
Debbie recently posted…Abstract Portrait
You are so clever I so wish I could create portraits like that.
Sue recently posted…Exmoor Blueface
This is amazing. At first glance, I thought it was a photo. Beautiful shading and you’ve captured her impish look! I love the tongue out. My nephew has that expression a lot! 😉
Molly recently posted…Happy flowers
Oh it’s so beautiful…I can’t do faces so I’m super impressed! I like to get rid of my paintings totally out of the house because otherwise they “BUG” me and I want to fix them all the time.
Tam recently posted…SS BEARTASTIC!
Beautiful, such an adorable and lovely piece. Wonderful work!
This is so realistic, you are so talented, wow!
Christine recently posted…Sunday Sketches – Watching the Sunrise
wow this is incredibly realistic! I am in awe of your portrait and those eyes!!
FranT recently posted…Sunday Sketch 9/16/12
I saw this on your facebook first and I had to comment how amazing it is. I love pastels but I don’t have much experience with them yet. I love the portrait and the sassy tongue sticking out. so sweet. keep doing more of these they are wonderful
It seems like I am getting here later and later for Sunday Sketches sorry… this is amazing Liz… I haven’t seen a lot of your pastels before but this makes me want to see more… pretty wonderful work…xx
Tracey Fletcher King recently posted…Meet the Greens….
Absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it! Colors, detail, expression! Gorgeous!
Pop Art Minis recently posted…The Electric Moon…Shining Brightly With 2 NEW Marquee Signs
Fabulous face. And only your second in pastel? Wow.
Ziggy Shortcrust recently posted…29 Faces in September; Abracadabra
Gorgeous! Such a little cutie!
denthe recently posted…Face nr.17: it’ll all seem funny
I also thought this was a phot when i first saw it!. Beautiful work, Izzy will cherish this in years to come!
sandra sherman recently posted…29 faces days 15, 16 and 17
Fantastic face, you certainly got a way with pastels!
Sharon Evans recently posted…Face 17
Awesome portrait, beautifully done! Love the expression, so 2 year old! 🙂
Anne recently posted…face # 18
You’ve done a wonderful job! It is simply beautiful. But I understand your frustration if it doesn’t meet your expectations – which must have to do with the exact likeness you are looking for – because it is an excellent rendering!
lessandragr recently posted…I’ve Fallen Off My Fence and Broken My Bokeh
Sorry for the leate response….but what a wonderful, fabulous sketch! Wow! 🙂
Alexandra recently posted…Sunday Sketches
So fantastic! Beautiful little face!
Ayala Art recently posted…So many styles, so many thoughts…
When I first saw it I thought it was a photograph. I’d call it done. It’s beautiful
textilerecycler recently posted…29 Faces in 28 Days – day 3
Your working with soft pastels is fantastic.
WOW!!! This is utterly charming and you have an amazing talenT – LOVE IT!
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