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.

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