Here is the newest, now on to the next one! I love doing chef pictures…I always loved them and now it’s nice I can make my own! This robust guy loves making cupcakes, hopefully not one at a time! This time I added white text to the picture with another program. Hope you like it. Bon Appetit!
Here’s a new pastel picture. Something a little different than I am used to drawing, but I hope you like it. I like pictures of chefs and cooking, etc., so it felt kind of good to see that I could make one of my own. Next, I would like to try a drawing of loaves of bread and wheat and call it “Daily Bread”. We’ll see….
Here is the latest angel picture I completed. Hope you like it! I loved doing her eyes! She gives me a feeling of peace. Enjoy!
Here is the latest of my pastel drawings. I got the idea because my daughter has this sudden fascination with the teacup pig. She wants one so badly and I told her that this drawing would probably be the closest she would get to that! But it did make me look them up and see how cute they really are, and so I tried to convey that by placing a spotted one in a small teacup. Hope you like it! I also did another pig in a springtime setting. He was so cute! here they are…
This colored pencil drawing was done awhile ago. I figured since it mentioned four-leaf clovers in it and St. Patrick’s Day was Saturday, why not post this. Makes me kind of realize I should do more St. Patrick’s drawings! You think I would have more for this special day since my maiden name was Riley and my married name is McNulty!!!!!
Anyway, here is one for friends -and for St. Patrick’s Day!
Just completed this pastel picture. I was ready to throw this one away several times! I tried this one on the smooth side of Canson pastel paper, instead of the textured side, thinking it would be smoother. It is, but I did not like the way the pastel blended on this side. It was like drawing chalk on a blackboard, and I get chills just mentioning that! I erased the hair several times and the dress on the angel wasn’t what I expected as well All in all, when I finished , I was not really happy, until I showed my kids…who LOVED it. I guess it was that I knew all the problems I had with it that didn’t make me happy.
But I guess I am happy with it now.
Here she is…Angel With Baby Deer.
Hello! I just added this one to my portfolio. I have been trying to add as many seasonal categories as I can to get a good variety of designs to showcase.
I really like this one because I really like the angle I went for. It’s a little different from anything I have done. I think I want to create more pictures drawn at different angles, instead of the typical straight view. It’s a little more interesting. The colors came out great and I used the smooth side of the paper, instead of the rough waffle-like side that leaves the funny pattern in your picture.
Anyway, I know it’s almost Spring, but hope you like my scarecrow for Fall.
Again, here is another picture I have attempted in pastels. Every time I do a picture, I learn a little bit more about the different techniques and blending,etc. I still think they are a lot of fun to use, and I love the realistic results that it brings. I really could not believe the way the rabbit turned out!
I am still trying my best to get in as many drawings (paintings) as I can before mid -February, when I plan to send these out with several others to greeting card and art licensing companies . I hope I will have a nice grouping to show.
Hope you like this one for Easter. More to come! Cheryl
I finally finished my latest drawing. I wanted to do more angels and to do this one in pastel was a treat. I really enjoyed creating this piece. The blending of colors is just amazing, and I love the soft, finished look.
I hope you like this one. There will be more coming. Enjoy.
Back to the drawing table again. I’m still trying to figure this whole process out, as it is different from the colored pencil technique, which I am used to. I am currently waiting for some pastel pencils to come in, and when they do, I’m sure my drawings will get much better. Right now, the pastels are very hard for me to work into small spaces and detail work. With the pastel pencils. you do have more control over that dilemma. The freedom of this medium is wonderful though.
So, for now…here is Mr. Easter Bunny.