My ArtVenture: Pastel painting „Master and Commander“

in WORLD OF XPILARlast year


„Master and Commander“ by @stef1




Hello my dear Steemians and Art Fans,


I am again back with my last work it took me couple of day but it is ready now and I must say it was my pleasure to spend the time for this work because of couple of reasons:

First I and my hubby @myskye love sea and seascape as well as the adventurous books and movies with pirates, discover where there are beautiful sailing ships and costumes.

The second reason my hubby mentioned few times in the past if I want to do the painting of the movie “Master and Commander” with Russell Crowe that he played very well.

The third reason is one of our supporter @xpilar is also a fan of adventure, sea and stories. @xpilar recently created his community he also supports people who posting in his community, it is called “world of xpilar” please visit the page and you like we are welcome to join it.

The last reason I just by accident saw that picture in the post that was posted couple of day ago by @bullionstackers and that moment I thought, yes, it is the time to do it.

The same time I wanted to share with all our followers that there is a new community that “whalepower” that is that you can use for posting the community supports the people who still believe in Steem and stay on Steemit.


Now back to my work, hope you will like it.


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My step-by-step process:



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The finished painting:



Pastel painting „Master and Commander“ by @stef1

PASTELMATT pastel paper 30x40 cm, weight 300g/cm, soft pastel pencils and sticks


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I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you for viewing :-)


Hi @stef1

The "Master and Commander" drawing is incredibly good.
Now I want to see the movie again.

Thank you for advertising "World of Xpilar"

There is a lot going on in Steem now, many who line up as witnesses and want to do a lot for society. I think we needed that change and I look forward to the future.

Thank you @xpilar I know I love this movie and on and off we love to watch it. That was my relaxation while having busy week.

I noticed the price for Steem was higher and that is a good sign :)

yes, that's a good sign 🙂

Wow! Astonishing details, specially the lighting! Great job on this portrait, Steffi! 😊

Thank you @trincowski, that was my thought to create nice contrast between light and dark. I saw such tutorial where the Artist who was explaining the success of his work and that was the point to have three contrast, very dark, medium and light values. I am now working on that :)

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Noted, thank you :)

Very nice depiction of Russel Crowe @stef1
I might want to see that movie Master And Commander again. :D

Yes! Russell Crowe, amazing and talented Artist that is why it was real joy to do his portrait. Thank you for stopping by :)

Very cool piece, well done!

Thank you I love it too :)

Excellent work.
Maybe, after all, in order to draw beautifully, you need to have a talent.

I can't do portraits at all : - )

I especially like his eyes and look.

Good luck and new interesting pictures!