Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Eating well... with Still Life Pastels!

trying out the large Prismacolor pastel sticks.

first attempts with watercolors! a cool palette to begin...

maybe something a bit more daring? :)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Pastel Still Life

a quick study from last year

Drawing black, white, metallic and glass objects on black paper turned out to be harder than expected...

... everything but the fruit turned out non-colorful, not taking advantage of the medium - the surrounding objects just looked like a regular monochrome sketch.

so another attempt was made, without using black or too-light colors.

Christmas themed Costume LD session!

a downtown Sketch Group session, December 2013

Sunday, June 8, 2014

a dash of color

Came across some pastel exercises from last year!
copying from the guys who knew what they were doing :) 

from a Suerrat sketch! the rest are Monets

Fake "Life" Drawings!

 So around the end of last year i made these exercises of drawing figures as if a model was posing for me, when actually it all had to come from my imagination.

i tried to go about building the sketch the same way i would at a real session, not only sans model, but also withholding use of ANY reference material! it was tempting to pick up a book or google knee anatomy, but i managed to resist :)

hope you enjoy!

November 2013 LDs