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Pastel Portrait of Vakare


“Pastel Portrait of Lithuanian Girl Vakare”. Technique: pastel, pencil, charcoal, paper, 60 x 50 cm, 2012© Le-Za donski


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This young Lithuanian lady has aura of Mona Lisa in features of her face.

First I made a charcoal portrait and wanted to leave the face of the model black-and-white on the lightly colorful background. But then I wanted to make her lips red because it was very difficult to resist the desire to draw her nice lips of Italian Madonna style. After that, following logic of making the drawing more perfect, step by step I made it first lightly colorful, then more colorful and then the drawing get its present shape. Only her eyes I left black-and-white. In reality her eyes are of deeply blue-gray color.

Now, then looking attentively to the portrait, I see many mistakes in this drawing. But I think that I will not amend them, because it is always necessary to chose the right moment to make stop in a work. It is impossible to to catch the Perfection – but it is possible and necessary to chase it always. One day I will need to try to repaint this portrait on canvas with oil or acrylic paints.

This is the second portrait of the same lady. The very first one I spoiled when began to make it colorful from nice black-and-white charcoal portrait. On that first portrait the face of the lady was looking on you straight forward. It has a nice mood of something joyful and sunny. It was a bit pity to lost it. Now it lives only in my memory. Making art with computer you always can move few steps back and regain the former image. In making classical art with classical media you cannot go one step back in case of a mistake made. Then such misfortune happen you need to do the way almost from the begging.

It is not easy to compete with Leonardo da Vinci in painting, drawing and all the other things – believe me. :)

2012 April 17

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