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01-16-2006, 02:24 PM
I'll be riding herd on all y'all sketch maniacs this week while Paula is busy wrangling with corporate America. Everything else is the same a usual, except that I expect everyone to do DOUBLE the artwork and sketches they normally do so that she'll be tempted to come back soon! :D

Hello Artists!

The Weekly Pastel Sketch thread is for ALL pastelists, whether you are using soft or hard pastels, oil pastels, or pastel pencils. This thread is for ALL skill levels.

The idea is to fit some sketching time into your week by completing a sketch in one hour or less. You can sketch anything, whether it be from life or photos.

You can sketch for 5 minutes, or up to an hour, it’s up to you. It's a good idea to time your sketch, keeping it within 60 minutes. You know how time flies when you’re creating! So, get your pastels out, set a timer, and when your time is up, please post your sketches here and share your efforts with us!!

We have a wonderful week last week http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318104
Please visit the Image Library to see hundreds of great photos! http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/

Have LOTS of fun and I look forward to seeing all of your sketches!!

Karen Margulis
01-16-2006, 02:33 PM
We better get started early then! I have the day off today so I did this one this morning. It's sunset at Ft. Myers Beach Florida....a really great place to relax! Now I'll see if I can work on another one!

01-16-2006, 02:39 PM
Love the glow to this, Karen! Looks like a gorgeous place to be, especially this time of year!

01-16-2006, 04:17 PM
Beautiful lighting! Well no seagull pictures from me yet Karen, ;) - but this is the quickie I did in the VPON session last night, about an hour's worth. It's just a piece of crumpled-up cotton but looks a little like a cabbage. :)

01-16-2006, 05:40 PM
Nice abstract with rich, interesting tones, Debbie! Looks like fun!

Kathryn Wilson
01-18-2006, 05:27 PM
I did a sketch of the garlic on a mirror with red string earlier in the week - I wanted to see just how difficult this double image was going to be before I tackle it on good paper - therefore I did it on Canson. Approx. 3 x 6. Working on doing miniatures for some of my paintings - it's not that easy folks!

01-18-2006, 05:35 PM
Looks great to me, Kat! Really nice little painting all matted like that! Do the big one! Can't wait to see that!

01-18-2006, 06:36 PM
I did a quick (still a couple of hours) sketch of our old cabin in the winter before I tackle it larger. The snow photo is in black & white & then I used a color photo of it in the summer. I didn't go ahead & put the snow on all the trees.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2006/3341-cabnoutsideHoneymoonB1WC.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2006/3341-Wintersunmoresnow2WC.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2006/3341-Cabinwintersketch.JPG

01-18-2006, 11:19 PM
Okay - Slave driver :evil: I did this one in about an hour tonight on VPON so it counts :D

"Crashing at the Cove"
5 X 7
softies on colourfix


01-19-2006, 12:16 AM
Wow, nice ones from both Tammy and Cori! Nice snow scene...looks like a great cabin, Tammy! And Cori, you seascape makes me long for the sea...great job on that too!

01-19-2006, 03:03 PM
Thanks, Sooz. It makes me long for the sea too...and I've only been there once. :)