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12-19-2005, 04:04 AM
I have been sketching/drawing/painting pears and other fruit. There is something about pears I like in particular. Maybe they are just fill-ins for the human form. :cat:
These are pastel on paper, strathmore?, not canson this time. I use it too. They are life size and all around 20 minutes or less.
Any comments welcome, I want to improve.
Thanks for looking,
12-19-2005, 06:35 AM
Donna, I love drawing and painting fruit too.....so many great shapes and colors! I think you've done a good job with the shapes and base colors of the fruit. The cast shadows look a little dark compared with the shadowed side of the fruit. They should be darker, but with that amount of cast shadow, I'd think more would show on the fruit too, and would mold its shape a bit more. These are really good and I'm just nitpicking. ;)
So happy to have you here in the Artwork from Life forum! Do you have a special place at home where you set up your still lifes? If so, I'd love to see a pic. I'm trying to establish a set space for that. So far it's turning out to be on top of my pastel box, covered with a cloth. That doesn't work too well if I want to do a pastel. LOL
James or Jimmy Jim
12-19-2005, 10:29 AM
Nice work Donna. I agree with Jamie.
Love that first one... the cool red against the grey, NICE!!
12-20-2005, 05:15 AM
Thanks for the kind words and for looking. :cat:
I am really working on the shadows and having some fits.
I have a really pathetic set-up I am afraid. A cardboard box and various lights. I only use one at a time but can't seem to get it diffused enough. So I have several in here with different wattage. It is set up on a craftsman (pastel) cart in the garage studio. I have an oil studio upstairs collecting dust (not pastel dust, lol).
Put yer sunglasses on :cool:
Yes, it is from life but looks like flash photo.
I tossed palette in for stucco wall. Didn't get that though, lol. Sorry about the bad pic, webcam. The fruit have all died now but have some raisins. :cat:
12-21-2005, 06:32 AM
Nice studies. I agree, there is something comfortable about a pear.
12-21-2005, 11:29 AM
Hi Donna I have seeing your set up before and we have being cheering each other up for the last few months to improve on our skills. Thanks for leading me to this new forum. Your studies are great!!
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