As I wrote in my February 3, 2017 blog post I purchased a tin of 36 Faber-Castel Pastel Pencils (see photo and link at bottom).
After a few weeks of using them I can say I'm really happy to have them and am learning more about how to use them every time I pick them up
Today I'm going to post three recent drawings from my sketchbooks using them—and one related pencil sketch.
|"Purr-T" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved|
^ ^ ^ ^ I'll start with this elegant beast (one of my favorite animals).
I found the photo I used for reference on Pexels—a Royalty Free Photo site—and printed it out so I could make a pastel study of it.
As I mentioned in my last post I purchased 2 sketchbooks with grey paper—and used the larger one for this image (9 x 14").
|"Wuff" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved|
^ ^ ^ ^ This one was the second drawing I'd done with my new pastel pencils and grey paper.
I found the photo I used for reference on Pixabay—another Royalty Free Photo site—and I also did this in the larger 9 x 14" sketchbook.
|"Pretty Bird" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved|
^ ^ ^ ^ Just finished this one yesterday—and call it "Pretty Bird." : )
If you've seen my other posts—by now you know I love birds—and am oddly drawn to the stranger looking ones.
Not to say I don't love the beautiful ones—but there is something so cool about the "ugly ducklings."
This drawing was done in the smaller sketchbook (8 x 10")—and the paper has a little more "tooth" which I'm liking.
|"Pretty Bird - Pencil Study" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved|
^ ^ ^ ^ I did this pencil study of the same good lookin' boid from above in my regular, plain old white paper sketchbook.
Although I took some liberties with the look in this rendering—making it a little more cartoony and caricaturized—it did make good practice for the color version.
Well—that's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by!
|Faber-Castel FC112136 PITT Pastel Pencils In A Metal Tin (36 Pack), Assorted|