quick soft pastel sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro
Art Journaling

Soft Pastel Portrait

quick soft pastel sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Yesterday I went back to graphite pencils and drew this girly-face in my Derwent Art Journal. It was pretty ugly with that neglectful look when I finished the pencil sketch, so I thought adding soft pastels will make her look much better.

Ieri m-am intors la creioanele cu grafit si am desenat aceasta fata in jurnalul meu Derwent. Era destul de uratica, cu aspect neglijent atunci cand am terminat schita in creion, asa ca m-am gandit sa adaug pasteluri cretate pentru a o face sa arate mai bine.

quick soft pastel sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

I used a photo as reference and sketched the very basics of the face and part of her torso.

Am folosit o poza ca model si am schitat in linii simple fata si o parte din trunchi.

quick soft pastel sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Soft pastels would be great if they were not that chalky: they tend to smudge more than you want them to. But I guess that degree of smudginess depends on the brand and how one uses them.

Pastelurile cretate ar fi minunate daca nu ar fi atat de sfaramicioase: au tendinta sa se intinda mai mult decat ai vrea. Dar cred ca tendinta asta difera de la un brand la altul si conteaza si cum sunt folosite.


Well, now it’s your turn! What have you been drawing today?
Ei bine, acum e randul tau! Ce-ai mai desenat azi?

Pe curand,



Let's say every day I'm giving-away the power of a smile and the power of positive affirmations. Let's stay focused on good, optimist things, rather what complain about the negative ones in our lives!

I'm Cristina {creativeMag} and I welcome you to smile every single day of your life! (smile especially when you don't feel like ;) You already feel better, isn't it?)

I'm a mixed media Artist, love to create mixed media art journal pages, paint on canvas, I have a thing for handmade jewelry, I'm learning French {again}, diving into German, perfecting Spanish to the native level, and loving life! My native language is Romanian and English comes as a second skin!

Always wear your smile, no matter what!

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