December 20, 2009 1:38 am
Paula S. Pastel Study
I haven’t worked in pastels in about 6 years for a few reasons. They are a storage hassel and many of my old pastels would get smudged and ruined because of the inability to properly store them. Also the dust gets everywhere! (I think I probably have rainbow colored lungs right now) Recentley though I decided to throw all worries aside and start making some pastels again. It has been a blast!!! I do see area’s for improvement in this picture, including the right hand and both legs, but I am very pleased with the ‘energy’ of it and the color’s really jump off the paper. I am also really starting to get a grasp of the differrence high quality paper and hand made pastels can make! Guess supply costs are gonna go up again :-0
December 17, 2009 7:57 pm
Paula S. Pastel
Will write more later. Back to the drawing board…
December 2, 2009 6:22 pm
Large Brush and Ink
I love working this large 37″ x57″ It really gives you the ability to put your whole body into a piece. Hard to see all the stroke details in this photo. It could use a little improvement, but over all it was just lots of fun! I see a lot more large ink work in the near future=-]
December 2, 2009 10:51 am
Zhanna Pencil Study
I started this pencil study last night from my work with the model Zhanna. It has some problems where the right shoulder connects to the torso and the right hand as well. I think though if in subsequent versions I can work those issues out and maintain the expression on the face I may have a pretty nice finished piece to move to canvas. Its a crop of a larger drawing where the whole figure was visible. Will continue to work on that as well, but think for now the extraction is a good one. Back to the drawing board!!!
November 30, 2009 5:19 pm
Found this older sketch today. It was done with a ink pen. Its a study I did for the Mexican Angel painting
November 23, 2009 2:41 pm
This is from my work with the Russian model Zhanna. I used ink and a brush to create the piece. I’m very happy with the ‘energy’ in it and its deffintely direction I plan to pursue more in my work. I think it can be a little ‘tighter’ especially in the background, but overall I’m pretty pleased with it. It makes me eager to work in ink more.