More with Pastels: Part 2

Still Life

More Fun with Pastels: A Still Life

I love the bright colors of  pastels and the way they reveal the texture of the drawing surface. It helps to keep a loose hand, but of course, I like to zero in on the details at the last minute. This study gave me practice with reflective/translucent materials as well as folds of fabric.

2012-08-01T23:26:10+00:00 June 29th, 2011|Fine Art, Sketches, Studies|0 Comments

More with Pastels: Part 1


Adam from “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo

Lately, I’ve been working with pastels, trying to get a good feel for the medium. Here is my first of a three-part pastel study: a portrait. This time I’ve worked with chalk pastels and rendered a close up photo of Adam from “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo. Oil pastels seem to be good for creating great texture and build-up effects while chalk is excellent for smearing and forming a smooth appearance. Let’s just say I’m hooked on both!

2012-08-01T23:26:49+00:00 June 27th, 2011|Fine Art, Sketches, Studies|0 Comments