Velour paper

by Carolyn Holding
(Berkshire)

When working on velour paper, I found the best way is to work is in very fine layers building up the colour and spraying regularly with fixative.


When I have finished the painting I do not spray but put a piece of clean cartridge paper on top and gently push down on it. This helps to compact the pastel and it does not damage the velour.

Can be done on all pastel pictures.

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Wonderful drawing
by: Anonymous

Bertie is wonderful. Many thanks for your tips. I have just started working in pastel. I usually use graphite, but I thought I would try some colour. Again, congratulations on your work

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Perfect
by: Judy

This is truly superb, a work of art. Thanks for sharing it.

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great job
by: bentley's portraits

great job! I haven't drawn any animals but velour
is great for doing pastel i will use your portrait for a reference when i do one. great job.

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Background
by: Carolyn

Thank you Rosie for your comments. The background is simply pale yelow with a little mauve on the bottom right & a tiny bit on the bottom left to carry it through and again top left. As it is not easy to blend colours on velour paper, I used a firmish watercolour brush and blended using circular movements.
If I am putting an abstract backgroud in I try to put it darker against light and light against the darker bits and blend it all together.

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Back ground
by: Rosie

Hi, Wonderful painting. I paint animals too, but I have the most trouble getting the background right. Some times I put no backgroung in at all! just let the painting do it but I would love some advice on this no one seems to mention this subject and I do think it is inportant to the finished painting.

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Beautiful
by: Shaimaa

Very beautiful drawing and a great tip !

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Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thanks Joliza & all for your very kind comments about Bertie.
I mostly do animal portraits on velour paper having first done a detailed drawing in order to get to know my subject. I build up in fine layers always in the direction that the fur grows. Depth in the fur is quite easy when using velour paper because of the pile.

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look like real!
by: joliza

how did u do it? it really looks like a real puppy/dog! can u share your ideas and techniques.:) anyway, ur drawing is very nice..good work!

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Super Drawing
by: Tina Nichols

This is a very beautiful drawing. The details are phenomenal, he looks very realistic! Great job!

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So cute!
by: Anonymous

I love this! The dog is just so cute and it looks real. Great job.

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berty
by: betty

what a gorgeous painting well done

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Love it
by: Lana

Very expressive!

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Bertie
by: Gerry

Beautiful

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texture
by: George

I love the effects you have done here you can actually sense the feel of the dog's fur as the texture is so realistic you just want to grab him and give him a squeeze, fantastic. I love it.

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