This drawing of spring flowers, I did with pencil, but decided to color it in and used my pastels. It is in a "Cachet" Earthbound sketch book, that has tan colored paper. The paper is smooth unlike pastel paper, but it worked out nicely just the same. This got me curious to try some more drawings on some different pastel papers I have.
|Magnolia bloom, Narcissus and daffodil.|
I did these little drawings below on the Sennelier La Carte, which holds the pastel well, makes a nice line, and keeps holding as you layer. One draw back.... I found that the surface is water soluble. So, any techniques using water on this paper won't work out.
|Orange on folded cloth. I did an oil painting with this same folded cloth since I liked it so much.|
|sketches of fruit, cloth and an iris|
|close up (4x4 section)|
(I also wonder... I've always called a work in pastel a "drawing"... but most of the time I read about pastels, it is refered to as a "painting". I've never understood why. I figure a 'painting' is made with paint. I hope it is alright that I am referring to my pastel drawings as drawings, because that's what they are to me. )