Follow along as I paint Barbie using soft pastels on sand paper, starting with a basic sketch. In the image below I have blocked in her hair and back ground.
Blended the background.
For more depth I've added second and third layer of color to the background.
More blending, I'm starting to block in the skin. I promise I haven't ruined her.
The real magic comes when I add color to her face.
Amazing what a little lipstick and eye shawdow can do for a girl.
Starting now on the fur, pearls and earrings.
I tend to work from the top to bottom, left to right, this is to prevent rubbing off, or ruining with my hand/arm pastel I've applied.
Fini. Thanks for following along, I hope you've enjoyed watching Barbie come to life.