Sunday 31 July 2011

Friday 29 July 2011

Leopard in Pastel

I haven't thought of a title for this chap yet, my head has not been in the right place for titles this week.

I liked the pose and the fact that he had his mouth open. I am not entirely sure I have the eye quite right, will need to go back to it later.
Size 16" x 12"
Support Clairefontein Pastelmat in maize
Medium: various makes of pastel pencils and Ashby soft pastel sticks.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Looking Back #2 - update

Spent some time building up the depth and detail in the stripes, and of course I couldn't resist doing the eye. Amazing how that brings everything to life!

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Looking Back #2

 Here is a small update. Working on bringing up the colours in the shadows and deepening the darks for a bit of oooomph.

 This is my second attempt at this zebra, the first one, done on velour with pastels, is just too dark and gloomy for my taste so thought I would try again, this time with coloured pencils. I have used maize Pastelmat and Polychromo pencils. The background has been dissolved with low odour solvent.
The scan has come out a little yellower that the original, maybe I can adjust that next time. 
Size is about 16" x 12"

Pencil on toned paper

Here are a couple of experiments using graphite pencil and white coloured pencil, plus a touch of white gel pen on grey paper. I am reasona...