Introduction to Realistic Eyes in Pastel 2 Days SEPT with David Wells

Learn David's step-to-step process around creating realistic eyes in pastel. Perfect for anyone keen to create high-end realism portraits and no drawing experience or talent necessary (images are traced).

Are you ready to move from pencil drawing to colour? The next best medium is pastel for drawers as it is still widely recognised in art exhibitions and competitions worldwide, has a wonderful network of pastel societies to support you, and is one of the world's oldest mediums consisting of pure pigment!

David Wells has become one of our most popular teachers in pastel and for good reason. His step to step instruction and deep understanding of this medium have made him a leader in the field.

This workshop focuses on rendering realistic eyes (male and female) from a variety of angles, in clearly explained, achievable steps.

Students will employ blending, layering and scumbling techniques to create individual artworks and explore personal expression, within a carefully structured class. No drawing skills are required for this course, so it is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as for anyone who would like to begin to develop their skills in portraiture and/or pastels.

Attendees to bring along the following materials:

You can contact Musgrave Art to order what you need here

Schmincke Soft Pastel - White #001-D
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Flesh Orchre #016-O
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Caput Mortuum Pale #023-M
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Pozzuoli Earth #021 - D
Schmincke Soft Pastel -Burnt Green Earth #033-B

Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - White #101 soft
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Brown Ochre #182
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Venetian Red #190
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Van Dyke Brown #176

Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil – Panyes Grey #181

Faber Castell Polychromos Pastel - White # 101

Faber Castell kneadable eraser
Staedtler Metal Sharpener Double Hole


RQAS 25 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach 4218 QLD

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$375 per person

Meet the Teach

David Wells

David Wells was born 1977 into an artistic family. He is an eclectic artist having worked professionally as an actor, graphic artist, dancer, web designer, circus and street performer, musician, children's entertainer and visual artist.

He has exhibited extensively, and has been award over 30 prizes for his art.

His work has been regularly published in international journals, and has featured on the cover of both “The Artists Magazine” (2009) and “The Pastel Journal.” (2009 and 2014)

"I believe that a living person is more interesting then any artwork ever made; therefore, everyone is a masterpiece waiting to be painted.”


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