Soft pastel portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro
Art Journaling

Soft pastels portrait on packaging paper art journal

Remember my brown packaging paper art journal? It’s time to draw again and fill in the pages! It’s been a while since I haven’t used my soft pastels, and today I grab them and drew this face:

Va mai amintiti de jurnalul din hartie de imapchetat? E timpul sa desenez iar ceva in el! A trecut ceva timp de cand nu am mai desenat cu pastelurile cretate, iar astazi a sosit timpul sa desenez o noua fata:

Soft pastel portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

I was inspired by an old photo with vintage colors and since I only have a set of brown soft pastels, it was just perfect to try this face. 

M-am inspirat dupa o poza veche in culori vintage si cum am doar un set de pasteluri maro, a fost perfect pentru a desena aceasta fata.

Soft pastel portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And the paper brown color helps a lot when drawing faces. It’s like you already have a background for the skin, and that shows up in the final result.

Iar culoarea hartiei maro ajuta mult atunci cand desenezi fete. E ca si cum ai avea deja un fundal pentru tonul fetei, iar asta se vede in rezultatul final.

Soft pastel portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Oh, well, there she is! The only problem I see with soft pastels is that you have to use a fixative to help them stay on the paper. That’s one of the reasons I don’t use them too often. 

Ei bine, e gata! Singura problema cu pastelurile cretate este ca trebuie sa le fixezi cu un fixativ special pentru ca acestea sa stea pe pagina. Asta e unul dintre motivele pentru care nu folosesc prea des pasteluri cretate.

Cristina

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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2 Comments

  1. I read that soft pastels are ideal for toned paper. In this case, your toned paper is the brown packaging paper! I say that’s a more eco-friendly approach to painting in pastels. 🙂

    1. Cristina, the Creative Mag says:

      I really love the fact that it takes all the pressure of ruining the paper if something goes “wrong” and you don’t actually get the desired result. That makes it more easy to express yourself and let go! 😉

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