Thursday, July 24, 2014

Color with Pastel

I did this drawing a week or two ago, and every since, every time I see it I'd want to color it in.  I finally couldn't resist and colored it with my pastels.  I didn't have any of the items set up for reference, so it was just sort of colored in by imagination.  It was so fun, and I really liked the feel of the pastels on this type of paper, it is Canson Ingres paper.  Scroll down the page a bit to see how it looked in black and white.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Charcoal drawings

I really like this drawing, It is charcoal on Canson charcoal paper.  I added the virtual frame to see how it might look matted.
The next drawing I did of some left over items I had put aside as I tried to arrange a still life.  I wound up liking the mix of items better than anything I arranged myself.

"Mannikin and Fruit"  9.5x12 inches on Ingres paper

Below is a charcoal drawing on 9x 12 in. Canson Pastel paper ( Mi Teintes) This mannikin is larger than the little one above... this mannikin is a foot tall :-)