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Artwork description:

A pastel drawing of an alpaca.

My approach to a drawing is to use pastels to lightly paint a loose impression of the subject on the paper surface. I then spend many hours creating and embellishing the details with a combination of pastel pencils and coloured pencils.

The challenge with each piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body.
It constantly amazes me how slightly differing patterns of pencil marks can convey an animal’s emotion.

The subject must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

Created on Colourfix paper with pan pastels and pastel pencils for the details.

In this portrait, I hoped to accurately reflect the softness of the alpaca fleece as well as their cheeky attitude.

This artwork has been professionally framed and is ready to hang.

This artwork won second prize in the "Local" category of the 2019 Singleton Art Prize.

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Materials used:

Pan Pastels and Pastel pencils on Colourfix.

Tags:

#animals and birds#alpaca#pastel art#alpaca art#realism#animals#original artwork#animal art#animal portrait#wildlife art#animal painting#nursery art#animal face#farm animals#traditional art

Alpaca Portrait (2018)

$588.75

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This artwork is sold by Debra Spence from Australia

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