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01-08-2016, 01:20 AM
I just loved these reference images and decided to paint them using oil pastels. A3. The cat is a pmp reference and the horses are from a wallpaper ref.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2016/1256189-sharna_pmp_a3_opss.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2016/1256189-wallpaper_a3_opss.jpg

01-08-2016, 02:09 AM
Oh wow, those are both beautiful, Christel. The detail in the cat's fur is awesome and the eyes are perfect. Great sense of movement in your horse painting, the horses are really well done. I like the background of that one a lot too. :clap:

01-08-2016, 03:39 AM
Great work Christel, The cat's fur is really well done, but the horses are the winner and just beautiful. The wall papers are the best option to make paintings... I always track the photographers and ask permission. Then you can sell the painting and not have copyright issues :)... Anyway fine job you did in both, Could you tell us which size are they?

01-08-2016, 03:45 AM
Christel...are these oil pastels softer than coloured pencils ? In other words are they easier to blend ? I like the finish on these two pieces you've done.....a couple of nice drawings/paintings. I'm finding my coloured pencils tedious as it takes an age to blend colours with solvent !

01-08-2016, 04:43 AM
Great work tuscanny. I must get my oil pastels out again. :cat:

01-08-2016, 06:51 AM
Cheristel, these are just absolutely brilliant. Love the detail in the cat , fur, eye's etc and the motion you've achieved in the horse painting is stunning.

01-08-2016, 01:10 PM
Christel, Beautiful work on both of them. The cat's fur and eyes are amazing. The horses are great, but, the cat is my favorite.

01-09-2016, 02:43 AM
Thanks Dotti, Monica, Julian, Lisa, Fedetony and Joanne.
My sizes are both A3.
The oil pastels are much quicker and easier to blend than cp. I sometimes use solvent if I want a really smooth finish. Otherwise I use tortillions, shapers and fingers. I also use oil based cp for finer blending and details.

01-09-2016, 03:16 AM
The cat is beautiful but the horses are my favourite. Such motion!

01-09-2016, 04:14 AM
Thanks TK!

01-09-2016, 04:58 AM
Great work on both artworks. To hard to pick a favorite :)
Beautiful fur work and nice close up of the cat.
And as others have already said, great movement in the horses.

chammi kaiser
01-09-2016, 05:05 PM
You certainly know how to use those oil pastels Christel. Lovely works - both of them. The eyes of the cat are beautiful.

01-09-2016, 07:09 PM
Had to reply. I had not realised you could could achieve that kind of detail with oil pastels on the cat. Absolutely bowled over by that work and pleased to have seen it. The fur is excellent but the eyes are something else. very well done.
The horses have more subtle tonal balances but no less striking. Thanks again

01-09-2016, 07:22 PM
These are both so beautiful, Christel! That cat is captivating and the detail is amazing! Great expression, as well. And the horse have so much life and motion...you've captured their grace and beauty very well! Great work!

Equus Art
01-09-2016, 08:58 PM
Beautiful, Christel! You have achieved a lot of detail with those OP.


01-09-2016, 10:29 PM
Really like them both.

01-09-2016, 10:47 PM
Brilliant! I especially like the kitty! :)


01-09-2016, 11:43 PM
Beautiful work; I love the cats eyes!

01-10-2016, 09:41 PM
Both of these are Beautiful Christel, you do such magic with the Oil Pastels, I can sense the feel of the cats fur, awesome! The horses are magnificent as well.

Time to get out the Oil Pastels and try some for myself... ;)

Karen :cat:

01-11-2016, 01:02 AM
Thanks Sonia, Chammy, Edster,Jenna, Cat, Butterfly, Bunny, Jonc and Karen. Appreciate it.

Barbra G
01-11-2016, 06:01 PM
I particularly like your cat, great rendering of the fur and the eyes. Lovely work.

01-12-2016, 01:07 AM
Thanks Barbra!