Another chalk pastel this week! I like using this sketchier style, and I felt like I got to experiment more with colour this week. I dream of being good enough at working in colour that I can communicate convincing light schemes for different times of day, and go abstract and do Matisse-inspired rainbow faced people.
Continuing with my recent chalk pastel experiments, and returning to my favourite subject for chalk pastel drawings: fluffy creatures. A red panda 🙂 The base colour of the paper was unexpectedly overpowering and I struggled to get the colours of the log strong enough to counteract it. Next time! I'm please with how the arm … Continue reading Red Panda in Chalk Pastel
The photo of the drawing warped the colours a bit but hopefully you get the idea? I didn't capture Natalia's likeness, but it's been a long time since I tried to draw a person in chalk pastel and I'm pleased with how the skin tones worked out.
I saw this clock tower from a train window and then imagined all the architecture around it. I don't usually draw buildings so it was a nice experiment. What do you think?
This is a sneaky sketch I did when I was on the train the other day. I hope the girl in question didn't mind modelling!
I was in Rome last week! Mostly I went around looking at Classics/Roman related things, but on Thursday I went to Galleria Borghese, which is this insanely beautiful gallery that houses mostly baroque art, set in an enormous park. They only let you stay inside for two hours and it's one floor of sculpture and … Continue reading Sketch: Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne
This week's tumblr crosspost, a Garth Nix fanart - of the scene in Sabriel where Sabriel crashes the paperwing 🙂 I think this is probably still the best watercolour painting I've done!