Thursday, 24 June 2010

24/06: PONY IN PASTELS ON VELOUR - WIP II

Here's an update on Charlie the palamino pony.  I did take a few photos along the way but I'll just post the last one I think.  

Everything in the vicinity of my 'drawing board' is covered in pastel dust now - Yuk!!   That's the biggest drawback to using velour I think - I prefer to use pastel pencils rather than soft pastels but find the pencils a bit too scratchy on the velour surface.

I hope to get this finished tomorrow - In the reference photo Charlie is looking over a metal gate but I prefer to suggest a wooden fence so I need to tidy that up and add the final whiskers etc.   I then have to decide what paper I'm going to use for the piebald horse .... decisions, decisions!

3 comments:

Dors said...

Charlie is looking superb. Beautiful job Sue. He looks so gentle.

Bev said...

He's lovely Sue. I like your technique on this one and although pastels may be dusty and make a mess I think they are worth it. So much quicker than cp's.

sue said...

Thank you Dors. I know this pony and he is such a little gentleman - really 'chilled out' most of the time, and rather good looking I think!

Thans Bev - I'm certainly pleased with the speed at which this has progressed as its larger than A3. I do have several 'human' portraits in the pipeline and may try Pauline's technique with cps on pastelmat - using Zest-It solvent. Watch this space :o)