Surprise Snowman

Hello!  I just had to share this with you!  I have titled this post “Snowman Surprise” because I really was surprised that I could actually make a  snowman picture like this, as I have never tried anything like this before.

I usually have a planned out drawing in front of me, always on white paper and always in colored pencil.  This was not planned at all.  I had gone through some of my old collections of Christmas cards that I keep for inspiration and saw these interesting snowman cards of just their faces up close and it looked like it was either paint or pastel with a colored paper background.  I haven’t used pastels since the 80’s!

So last night, before bed, I grabbed a piece of blue construction paper and my pastels from the basement and just went at it.  No pencil markings, tracings or anything.  It took all of 10 minutes and I couldn’t help but smile.  I kept saying to myself, “This is so cool!”  I just didn’t expect the colors to come out the way they did or the way the shading worked.  It was fun.

So here he is.  Hope you like him.  I’m going to try more…maybe a Santa face…hmmmmm….:)

Surprise Snowman

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2 comments on “Surprise Snowman

  1. anniespickns says:

    He’s wonderful Cheryl. I hope you used him as your greeting card art this year. He would bring joy to anyone.

  2. Awww, thank you! Guess I should try anther one! He was so much fun to do. Thanks.

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