Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blue Jar

A small pastel sketch on Canson Mi Teintes paper (rough side) .. I realised that I had not done any drawing in pastel for over a week due to many things :) So I set up a simple still life because I want to do more of these in pastel in the future. The size is 5.1/2" x 7" approx. It's a bit sketchy .. I could have spent a little more time on it .....

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What do you think? ..

I've not had time to do anything new this past week .. so I'm putting this pastel of Jessica up again. This time with some 'Photoshopped' balloons in the background. I have had this drawing up in the forums at Wet Canvas this past week and the people in the Figure forum mostly liked the balloons wheras the people in the Pastel forum said 'get rid of them'. lol So I am still in a dilemma. I'm wanting to add more interest to my pastels lately .. that was the idea of adding the balloons or something so that it is then not just a portrait. What do you think?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jessica ..

Another small pastel drawing done recently. This is Jessica .. although she is unrecognisable from the reference photo .. I have given her a little lift with a new colourful hairdo. This one is 18 x 21cm on Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper (smooth side). I experimented with the background on this .. completely removing it at one stage and replacing it with this one.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Collar ...

Today I had some time to sketch .. the sun was shining in through the window so the light was good for sketching straight from the computer screen. I needed good light for this one as the reference image was not the best .. so I did lots of improvising. This was taken from a video clip of a model on the catwalk. I quite like that dusty pink coloured pastel.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lovely Face

A little sketch done today .. not much time for pastel today as I went to Tafe and had to complete a landscape painting after I came home.
This is done with a black pastel pencil on Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper.