Max Redux – Pastel Beagle

No, not a new breed of beagle but my first beagle in pastel pencil. Because I took so long to finish Paula’s portrait of Max that she won the auction for (blame holidays and a horsefly), I decided to draw a second portrait of the lovely Max for her but in pastel, so that she had something different.

I used Clairefontaine pastelmat (which I loved) and various pastel pencils, namely Derwent, Faber-Castel Pitt and some others.

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Pastels are much quicker than coloured pencils and you can easily draw light over darks. Blending is a lot of fun too. I really enjoyed this experience and am looking forward to trying some more pastel works.

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