The following progress photos were taken the week of November 24-28,  2008.

They show a step by step process of how I go from a photo to a finished portrait using a

variety of soft pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

Although there is NO substitute for painting from life, often times in the arena of

commissioned portraits of children, using a camera can be a necessity.

(Word has it that kids have a hard time sitting still!)

I hope that you find the following progress photos both interesting and helpful.

Derwent Pastel Pencils

Reference Photo

Showing Guidelines

Various other Soft Pastel Makes