Timeless Beauty

Cuong Nguyen demonstrates how to use conte and pastels to create a drawing with classical look. Learn how to block-in with soft pastels and conte stick, and then add fine details with pastel pencils.

  • Timeless Beauty

    1 video

    Cuong Nguyen demonstrates how to use conte and pastels to create a drawing with classical look. Learn how to block-in with soft pastels and conte stick, and then add fine details with pastel pencils.

  • The Glowing Portrait: Creating Realistic Skin Tones with Pastel Pencils

    7 videos

    Cuong Nguyen demonstrates his method for creating lifelike portraits using CarbOthello pastel pencils on sanded paper, including his green foundation technique for generating realistic skin tones. With nearly four hours of instruction filmed by a professional cinematographer with multiple cameras...

  • Beyond the Photo

    4 videos

    Understanding that we can't always rely on the presence of a live model for the entire drawing process, artist Cuong Nguyen demonstrates how to use a photo reference effectively in creating an expressive portrait. He uses a crosshatch technique with charcoal pencils and white chalk, and explains ...