My new video is ready! 🙂 In this art journal tutorial I am showing how I created the mixed media portrait called Contemplation, that I posted a few days ago.
I had so much fun creating this portrait! Initially I had the idea to use the same media and techniques that I used for my previous portrait Khutulun, but I ended up working only with charcoal and soft pastels. I find these mediums are great when you want to focus on creating shadows and highlights in the face and add lots of texture and loose lines.
Supplies I used in this video
For the portrait that you see me creating in this video, I have used the following supplies:
- Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal: this journal is 22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inch) and has 190 gsm (90 lb.) paper. It is spiral bound, which I wouldn’t recommend for making spreads but for a single page I like it because you can fold the book completely over.
- Charcoal pencil (I am using a dark charcoal pencil by Derwent)
- Charcoal (I used willow charcoal, but you can also use vine charcoal)
- Soft pastel in various colors (I am using Schmincke)
Here is a picture of the final artwork: