Friday, September 16, 2005

too soon

comes the day
when we'll all blow away
in the wind


Eefje said...

This is lovely. I find this type of flowers (don't know what it's called) so hard to draw because of it's fragility. But you managed to capture it very well. Do you use pastel sticks or pencils for this? Do you mind telling me what sizes of paper do you use when working with pastels? I found out that small sketchbooks are not suitable for drawing with pastel sticks.

Nelly said...

Thank you for your comments. I use pastel sticks. Sometimes for detail, I'll go in with some pencil, and use a rubber tipped brush or kneaded eraser for texture. I like working on prepared paper, ie. colorfix (has a sandy surface that holds pastel well and allows for build up & rich color. This particular "painting" was done on pastel paper from a 9"X 12" Canson Mi-Teintes (assorted colors) pad. I also use the 12" X 16" pads. The entry titled "Flower Power" was my first attempt at doing a larger piece...see my comments. Try the colorfix (prepared) paper. You can buy it at most art supply stores...or you can prepare your own paper. I have tried other materials such as a velour covered board, etc. Try experimenting with anything that has a "tooth" to it.

I was unable to post on your blog because the ymsrg(?) tag,or whatever, was unrecognizable by my server?. (techie stuff)