Merry Christmas, everyone! I know this post is a bit late, since it’s past December 25, but since Christmas is 12 days long, I hope you still have time to enjoy this post!
I’d originally drawn the below drawing with pastels on common printer paper, but it turned out so awfully that I had to redo it in Photoshop. The final product didn’t turn out that well either, so I’m posting my family’s Christmas decorations to make up for it!
After buying pastels, I remembered that the only time I’d used them was for a quick sketch of an imaginary (and almost unidentifiable) field of flowers. I thought it was time to use them for a ‘real’ sketch.
My comfort zone seems to lie in natural objects so I decided to draw a fruit or vegetable. There was only this pumpkin in the kitchen so I managed to steal it before my mom ate it. And, here it is:
I really like pastels! It’s like charcoal, but with color! I did this piece in several layers using fixative and it gives a nice noise effect, like on Photoshop. This also coincides with IF’s theme: Natural. I have a lot of natural pieces but I’ll just upload the most recent. Too bad I can’t upload multiple entries; I would have liked to share my GCSE work.
I would love to hear some pastel tips from you masters. 🙂 Please comment below!
One of my resolutions for this blog was showing my work in progress, and I hope to do that today!
There’s a tree in front of my house that looks very nice in snow, so I thought I’d draw it with mixed media. The picture below is my first sketch done in color pencils. I’d also just bought a colorless blender that I tried and found that it worked really well!
I then added in the background (watercolor), darkened up the tree, and blended the snow more with some black and white pastels. It turned out to be:
I still don’t think it’s finished as the background looks a bit plain. Perhaps I’ll add some bushes in watercolor or another tree. Not sure yet. Any ideas to make it more interesting would be great!
Well! It’s been more than two weeks since I’ve posted on this blog, and now I’m back! All tests are now finished and I’ve done the best I can. I just hope that my best is enough. Like all students hope…
But the reason I’m posting is for this week’s IF theme: Children. I’ve approached this theme in two ways. Firstly, the drawing I’m uploading was drawn when I was around five years old (which is a bit embarrassing) so it is a ‘child’s’ drawing. Secondly, the drawing is of a child, so it literally portrays the theme of ‘Children’.
Yes, this is very embarrassing for me to post here, but I suppose it just shows my progress in drawing.
Also, I’m going on holiday this Sunday to London! So excited! I’ll tell you all about it when I come back.