Pastel Portraits by Debra Parkes
All Pastel drawings are drawn onto Hahnemuhle Velour pastel paper using Faber Castell pastel pencils, Derwent pastel pencils and Unison soft pastels. I normally use A3 size paper for the portraits unless a customer requires something smaller.
Lucy Mollie and Rosie.
Latest commissioned artwork (August 2017)
Chocolate Labrador A3.
Buddy The Border Terrier,—-On The Hunt. — Commissioned as a Christmas present 2016. Size A3.
Bay Welsh section D mare.— Stood looking out over the stable door which wasn’t required in the finished drawing. Size A3.
Tiger cub,— On The Prowl.— Photographic reference supplied with thanks to Paula Stribling Wildlife Photographer. Size A3
Todd.— The Border Terrier —A thank you picture to the owner for looking after our 2 labradors whilst we were out for the day. Size A4.
Bella — Liver and White Sprocker spaniel — Photo taken whilst the dog was sat in the back of a car, so the background was changed to be more pleasing. Size A3.
Leopard — Lounging In A Tree — Photographic reference supplied with thanks to Paula Stribling Wildlife Photographer. Size A3.
Zebedee — A 33 year old Shetland. Drawn as a surprise for Christmas 2016.
Honey — Long haired Chihuahua. The original photograph had the owners hands around the front of the dogs chest, which wasn’t required. Size 30 x 30 cm.
Donkey — Joseph Wilson — This was drawn from a 4 cm x 6 cm photo copy, inside a dark stable looking out into bright sunshine. Size 18 x 23 cm.
Suzie — Collie x — -Photo reference supplied by the owner. Size A3.
Eva — 9 month old chocolate labrador. — My first drawing doing pastel and using a limited amount of pastels that I owned at the time. Size A4.
Cheetah family — Peek-a-boo —photographic reference supplied with thanks to Paula Stribling Wildlife Photographer. A challenge for me to put in an out of focus background. Size A3.
Bazil — Black labrador. A surprise gift. Size A4.
Smarty Marty — Grey Connemara at his first local show in 2016. The head collar was left out as this would have detracted from the finished picture. Size A4.