Finally another update on the Corvette pastel painting. It seems to be taking ages but every inch needs to be ‘perfect’. I will get there in the end! )
Archive for September, 2008
September 30, 2008
September 29, 2008
I did get some work done on the Corvette last night but haven’t got round to taking a photo yet. However, there is a new scan of the horse portrait:
September 28, 2008
We went to Chessington Zoo yesterday and took some great photos. I might draw a tiger soon if I can make some time…and there’s still several meerkat portraits that I’d like to do in charcoal. My ‘fun portrait’ reference photo list is getting longer and longer…. I have made some progress on the second portrait [...]
September 26, 2008
This is the pencil outline of the second horse portrait I mentioned; it is of the same Westphalian mare but from a different reference photo and will also be drawn in pastels.
September 25, 2008
I just couldn’t put my pencils down – I really enjoyed drawing this beautiful Westphalian mare. So here’s a scan of the finished pastel painting:
September 23, 2008
I have been commissioned to draw two (different) pastel paintings of a bay German mare whose father’s sire is the famous Westphalian stallion ‘Pilot’. Here’s a scan of the work in progress:
September 22, 2008
Here’s a new scan of the pastel painting of the lovely blue Corvette. It is an entirely new experience and rather different from drawing pets and animals. Every tiny detail needs to be perfect otherwise it looks wrong. A bit of a challenge but I am enjoying it.
September 21, 2008
The pastel painting of Bonnie the cat is now finished. Considering that I had to transplant this pretty cat’s head onto another cat’s body and then edit it, using the photos of Bonnie that were available, I am very pleased with the result. I hope her owners will be too! )
September 20, 2008
I have just finished the pony portrait in pastels: This pet portrait was drawn on Chanson mi-teintes pastel paper which I was not overly happy with. I have used it before but for some reason found the rough texture a bit annoying this time, although I did actually use the smooth side. It didn’t scan [...]
September 18, 2008
I have started working on a new horse portrait commission. I have not finished the car and cat portraits yet but this one is a birthday present so I need to finish it asap.