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Artist's description:

A pastel drawing of a polar bear.

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.

The fur of the polar bear is often mistaken as being all white. In this piece, I have tried to show the many different colours and tones of the bear's thick coat. I also think the mid blue background provides a strong contrast.

This artwork was created using pan pastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat.

It is sold unframed.

Materials used:

Pan Pastels and Pastel Pencils on Pastelmat

Polar Portrait (2019)

$303.44

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This artwork is sold by Debra Spence from Australia

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