Painting Skin Tones | Pastel Portraits by Alain Picard

As a portrait artist, Alain J. Picard is forever inspired by the beauty and diversity of humanity—the vitality and range of emotion in each individual, unique personality—and how these are expressed in the human face. View some of his pastel portraits below, and learn about the artist’s method for painting skin tones in the October 2013 issue of Pastel Journal.


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ballerina | pastel portraits

Ballerina (pastel) by Alain J. Picard


brothers | pastel portraits

Brothers (pastel) by Alain J. Picard


greg | pastel portraits

Greg (pastel) by Alain J. Picard


krissy | pastel portraits

Krissy (pastel) by Alain J. Picard


lena | pastel portraits

Lena (pastel) by Alain J. Picard


Discover how Alain J. Picard paints skin tones in pastel in the October 2013 issue of Pastel Journal.

Bonus articles about Alain Picard:
• A Little Egotism Never Hurts
Portrait Painting: The Heart of the Matter




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