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02-25-2017, 01:46 PM
Gentoo Penguin
mixed media watercolour/pastel on artboard
this was a challenge to lay the watercolour under and pastel over building up colour with layers of workable fixative.
not real satisfied with outcome but the medium was challenging.
It's tough to get small details such as beak and feet with large soft pastels.

02-25-2017, 11:27 PM
Beautiful work.

02-26-2017, 09:37 AM
I really like this! I think the method of using watercolour with pastel has worked well, I love the snow in front of the penguin and it does look cold. :)

chammi kaiser
02-27-2017, 02:38 AM
I also like this a lot. Lovely, chilly atmosphere you have achieved.

02-27-2017, 11:23 AM
You can sense and feel the cold climate where he or she lives. Beautiful!

02-27-2017, 01:46 PM
This is looking great. Gentoos are great creatures, really comical. I use pastel pencils on top of soft pastels to get in detail. Hope this helps.:cat: