I am now taking a needed break from watercolor and trying my hand at doing pastels again. I love pastels! I can do them rather quickly and I love the realistic result. I just love adding highlights here and there and making the wispy pieces of hair. The pictures seem so alive. I can’t wait to finish this one. I am having a hard time trying to decide what color the background should be, and just praying I don’t mess this up! Oh well, back to the drawing board. Hope you like what I have done so far.
Here is the first attempt of a horse in pastel. The picture was from a friends photo that wasn’t the best as I really couldn’t see the eyes and the picture itself was fuzzy. I did the best I could and I did this on velour, which made it much more difficult. I am not really happy with the color choice of the background, as it doesn’t really make the horse “Pop” which I wanted. I am not too familiar with doing backgrounds on velour and so I was afraid to even attempt that yet.
I am going to try this on a smoother paper which I can blend on and put a background that brings it to life…I hope. I will share it after I complete it. Let’s see the differences between the two then. Anyway, hope you like the attempt.
Here is my first attempt at trying pastels on velour paper. This paper is a bit trickier than regular pastel paper as you can not erase on it. It is not easy to blend as well and so you have to build up layers of color from darkest to lights. But if it comes out right, the look is so soft and amazing. I must say, I am not so afraid of it anymore, and I will attempt another picture of a dog for a friend. I will let you know how it goes! Hope you like this one.
I have something to show you! I just found these two screen savers and I have to tell you , they are so realistic!!! First of all, I want to live at this place right now! I can’t believe the quality of this screensaver. It is Snow Village 3D and it almost reminded me of Polar Express the way the snow is falling and the scenery and all. Beautiful!
I know this is only a screensaver, but can you picture this as a dvd you could play on your wide flat screen tv that just keeps playing??? I wouldn’t take my eyes off it! And I really think they should make this into an xbox game where you could just walk through the town and go into every store, ice skate and maybe even interact with the people on the street. You know, just kind of taking in the scenery. I’d play it!!!
Anyway, hope you like it! I also attached the screen saver with Santa in his Sleigh flying over the town at night with his reindeer. This also looks real. Check it out! They are both awesome! I’m such a kid at Christmas!