Its important to note that every artist has his or her own way of doing things. This process is by no means the only way to draw a portrait with pastels. This is just Colin’s method.
Colin begins by adding a generous amount of white to his sketch. Using a circular motion with his finger, he blends the white pastel right into the paper.
He then begins to lay in his other colors in layers, blending along the way and creating his lights and darks. He continues this process, using nearly a dozen different colors, until the drawing is complete. The end result is a beautiful pastel portrait. Draw this portrait along with Colin and see what you can come up with. Enjoy!
Skin Tone Demonstration With Pastel Pencils
A big thanks to Colin Bradley for sharing this wonderful portrait drawing lesson. You can learn more about him and see more of his videos over at his YouTube Page.