The Glowing Portrait: Creating Realistic Skin Tones with Pastel Pencils

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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, this demonstration begins with an introduction to the materials and then covers every stage of work from posing and drawing the live model through to finishing touches.

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The Glowing Portrait: Creating Realistic Skin Tones with Pastel Pencils

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, this demonstration begins with an introduction to the materials and then covers every stage of work from posing and drawing the live model through to finishing touches.

7 Videos

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Materials

    10m · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • Chapter 2: Drawing

    1h 1m · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • Chapter 3: Green Foundation

    43m · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • Chapter 4: Layering Skin Tones

    1h 24m · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • Chapter 5: Finishing the Painting

    32m · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • Extra: Preservation

    2m 33s · Downloadable + subs available in English, Spanish

  • About Cuong

    1m 0s · Downloadable

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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction and Materials

    10m · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Cuong provides an introduction to the materials, and he also demonstrates the fundamentals of his green foundation technique for creating skin tones.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  2. Chapter 2: Drawing

    1h 1m · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Cuong guides the lovely Madeline in her posing while explaining the basic proportions fundamental to portraiture. Then he creates the underlying drawing that forms the basis of his final portrait.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  3. Chapter 3: Green Foundation

    43m · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Cuong applies the foundation layer to the skin tones using several shades of green to begin building values.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  4. Chapter 4: Layering Skin Tones

    1h 24m · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Cuong begins to layer additional colors over the green underpainting, as the face magically begins to come to life.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  5. Chapter 5: Finishing the Painting

    32m · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Cuong applies finishing touches to the background and the model's clothing while continuing to refine the colors and values in the face.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  6. Extra: Preservation

    2m 33s · Downloadable

    2 subtitles

    Learn how Cuong uses fixatif to preserve his delicate pastel artworks, and why proper matting and display is so important.

    Subs available in English, Spanish
  7. About Cuong

    1m 0s · Downloadable

    This short video provides a brief bio of Cuong Nguyen while showing a sampling of his artworks.

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