Julian Farrar

Julian Farrar uses PanPastel as the main material that he uses for his large scale drawings.

“I love the fast and expressive marks I can get from PanPastel and a sponge. It is the perfect way to inject energy and movement into a drawing in the early stages.

As the drawings develop, the marks slow down and I try to achieve surface textures and lighting effects that contribute to the overall narrative of the scene.

Color plays an important role here. In the past I have not used color often in my drawings. But in this series it is vital. I do not use many different colors in each scene. I can achieve all the tones and nuances required using a variety of layers and pressure when applying the PanPastel.” - Julian Farrar

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About Julian Farrar

Julian Farrar was born in London in 1972. After school he studied at Wimbledon School of Art and in 1995 went to Camberwell College of Art for his BA in Fine Art and Graphics. During this time he specialized in figurative sculpture incorporating drawing and photography.

Since graduating from college, Julian has worked as a commissioning portrait artist, a jewelry maker and designer, prop maker for films and theatre, life drawing tutor and teacher of Art and Photography.

He has had his drawings published in International Drawing Annuals and Art publications such as American Artist Magazine, Drawing edition. Julian lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and 2 children.

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