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Friday, February 3, 2017

Sketchbook - Eagle Pastel By Jephyr


Recently I picked up two sketchbooks with Grey Paper—rather than the plain white paper sketchbooks I normally use for sketching.

I also bought a Faber-Castel pastel pencil set and have been working with both the new sketchbooks and those pencils.

Thought I'd share one of those recent images—a photo study of an Eagle that I started yesterday and finished today.

Although I've used pastel sticks before—the pastel pencils have proved to be a bit more challenging to use.  In fact, I used some of my regular pastel sticks to finish this piece off—in part because I was finding it very difficult to get the whites "bright" enough.

Eagle - Sketchbook Pastel - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr!
Eagle - Sketchbook Pastel - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr!

Thanks as always for stopping by!

God Bless!


  1. Hi Jephyr,
    this is beautiful, I love eagles, and the portrait of your friend is amazing too. It looks like a photograph. I have been wanting to get back to painting lately - the older I get the busier I seem to get. I have a newspaper photograph of a 'lazy leopard' that has fallen asleep over a large bough of a tree with his legs dangling beneath it. I love it and would like to do a watercolour pic of it and put it on my wall (that's if it turns out ok).
    God bless you for sharing your lovely work.

    1. Hi Brenda, I know I've been bad about responding to comments here — but I always appreciate your encouraging words. Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my eagle pic and friends portrait and commenting. I do hope you find some spare moments to paint — and I'd be very interested in seeing the leopard if you get around to that one. I did give a listen to a lot of your recorded "testimony" you published recently. You have a lovely speaking voice and are a very talented singer and songwriter — and I'm sure it will Bless a lot of people as it did for me. Thank you so much again! God Bless! Jephyr