A Rest for the Model

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I began working with pastels as an undergraduate. Around this time, I was also a student of the brazilian master Lydio Bandeira de Mello, in his private atelier where he teaches live model drawing. During one of the model's breaks, I took a picture of one of his other students, … (read more)

I began working with pastels as an undergraduate. Around this time, I was also a student of the brazilian master Lydio Bandeira de Mello, in his private atelier where he teaches live model drawing. During one of the model's breaks, I took a picture of one of his other students, depicted here.

She was also an undergraduate at the time, studying sculpture. I'm happy she was wearing something that let me explore her back muscles, which are quite representative of the strength you have to develop when modeling in clay, among other things.

This was my first fully developed pastel portrait, back in 2010. It's made on a Canson Mi-teintes paper. It's been exhibited several times, though never sold.


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Comments

VΞRTIGO
2021/06/19

Beautiful!

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Alex Mendes Nery
(creator)
2021/06/19

Thank you!

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Such a beautiful portrait Alex. Must have been wonderful working with Lydio Bandeira de Mello. You certainly have an extraordinary gift for charcoal and pastel. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Alex Mendes Nery
(creator)
2021/06/19

Thank you for your comment. It was a priviledge to be able to study with him. Many fond memories.

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Nic Noble
2021/05/21

Lovely piece, such a soft feel 🖤

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Alex Mendes Nery
(creator)
2021/05/21

Thank you!

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Beautifully and sympathetically observed Alex; Lydio Bandeira de Mello obviously taught his students extremely well! ❤️

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Alex Mendes Nery
(creator)
2021/05/21

Thank you for that. He is a wonderful teacher, indeed.

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