Charcoal, sepia, mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @

Charcoal sepia mixed media portrait

Sometimes I love to work on loose sheets of paper, like Mixed Media Canson block, the 200 grm (120 lbs) in A5 format 14,8x 21 cm (5.8”x8.3”). This type of paper works pretty good when adding water, and it’s perfect to experience all kind of mixed media techniques.  Uneori imi place sa lucrez pe bucati de hartie separata de jurnal, precum cea din  blocul Mixed Media Canson ci hartie de 200 gr (120lbs) in format A5 – 14,8×21 cm (5.8”x8.3”). Acest tip de hartie se …

Baby with towel - by Cristina Parus @

Baby with towel

Drawing baby faces can be overwhelming, especially if you do it after a moving child. But working after a photo it’s way easier and a great practice. I’m working again in the wrapped paper journal and I’m taking advantage of the brown paper to paint portraits. It helps a lot with shading and skin tones are faster resembled when the background is of this beige, tan color. Sa desenezi fete de bebelus poate fi complesitor, mai ales daca trebuie sa desenezi dupa un model in …

quick soft pastel sketch by Cristina Parus @

Soft Pastel Portrait

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 …

Package paper Art Journal by Cristina parus @

Alternative art journal paper + soft pastel portrait

What to do with the packaging left overs? If you are like me, first thing that comes thru your mind is ‘how can I use that?’ Maybe an art journal out of packaging paper? Yeah, why not? I have this paper from an online order that came last week. What to do with it? I thought a journal will work very well, as I’ve seen this kind of journal sometime when I first started with art journaling, only that I never had the chance to …

8/30 portrait challenge by Cristina Parus @

30 de portrete in 30 de zile – 8/30

Pentru schita de astazi am incercat ceva nou (sau relativ nou): creionul PITT pastel rosu sangvia de la Faber Castell. Daca ati mai desenat in creioane pastel sau batoane in pastel cretat, atunci probabil stiti ca pastelul cretat se intinde foarte usor cu degetele, desi poate fi intins si cu o estompa. Se pot crea astfel degradeuri de culoare pentru a crea umbre si lumini ce dau desenului mai multa profunzime. Am avut drept model o femeie din alta epoca, care