View Full Version : Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread Feb. 6 - 12

Paula Ford
02-06-2006, 06:33 AM
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, itís up to you. It's a good idea to time your sketch, keeping it within 60 minutes. You know how time flies when youíre 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!!

Wow, there were some really beautiful sketches last week!

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!!

02-07-2006, 06:46 PM
VERY quick sketch, about 5 minutes lol

02-07-2006, 08:37 PM
Great gestural drawing! I can tell they're having a romp!

Paula Ford
02-07-2006, 10:46 PM
OH how cute Barb!


02-08-2006, 09:42 AM
:cat: LOL, quick picture but so expressive of cats. Cute. Why is it that cats just seem to be so darn cute no matter what they do? :cat:

02-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Yay, we have a sketch for this week! :) I love the cats, Barb. I don't think I could accomplish that in 5 mins!


02-08-2006, 10:32 AM
I have had a few people ask if I can draw my vintage ad style with my own drawings and also about A. Mucha. I learned to draw illustration really well by copying Mucha. So, I did some quick sketches, about 10 min for the Mucha and around 5 or less for my own. Just quickies.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2006/73610-000_0240.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2006/73610-000_0241.JPG

02-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Fun ad sketches! I'm a big fan of Parrish's stuff.

02-08-2006, 12:04 PM
Ha. I've done his stuff too. learned how to paint trees that way. Hey, maybe I can dig out my parrish book and use it to reteach myself trees with pastels. Thanks for the brainstorm. You are good.

Paula Ford
02-11-2006, 04:42 PM
Hi Diane, I really like your sketches. They look like the old-time magazine ads for ladies clothing.

I read your bio. I used to be an antique dealer also and sold vintage costume jewelry all over the east coast (my business name was "Sara's Bedroom"). It was really fun, but very exhausting work.


02-12-2006, 12:06 AM
nice sketchings going on here this week,, I too have a fast sketchy study using only Yarka pastels on student grade heavy weight textured paper 8" x 10"


02-12-2006, 12:14 AM
I love the sewing machine. It's great.
Thanks Paula. I love those vintage ads. The golden age of illustration...
Antiques are fun and I love doing the vintage jools. Masterworks.
man, my bio is pretty sketchy. I need to fill it out. when I filled it out when I joined I just sat there at a loss. lol. I couldn't think of a thing....

Paula Ford
02-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Hey Preston :wave:

I LOVE the sewing machine. It's wonderful!! So nice to see you!


02-12-2006, 03:58 PM
OK, these are REALLY rough sketches done on VPON yesterday at our "sketchathon". The longest we had for any of them was 15 min., the bike was a five minute one, and a couple others were ten. I'm sorry for the rotten photos, but let's face it, these aren't masterpiece material. Still, was very good practice and shows just how much more practice I NEED! LOL

02-12-2006, 05:45 PM
sooz, you are good with sketching and it looks like you had some fun. I remember the day I picked up a pencil for the first time in 20 years to draw one day. Just to see. And I ended up sketching the whole day. Before I knew it, it was after 5:00 and my husband was having a heart attack seeing afterall these years that I still possessed the power to surprise him. he never knew I ever drew anything. lol.

02-12-2006, 06:11 PM
Well, doubtless you did better than I did! I've never cared for pencil drawing anyway and I think I'll try turps and umber next time. Not that that will make me do masterpieces but at least I can adjust things more easily!

02-12-2006, 06:22 PM
That sounds like fun!! But don't sell your skills short. You are good at it. You just dont like to do it. right???

02-12-2006, 09:23 PM
Well here are my VPON sketches from yesterday too, only about 15 minutes apiece was allowed, and they show it, :-)

02-12-2006, 09:32 PM
I like your kitty, Debbie and I think you got closer on Alex's expression than I did. I NEED to do more of this, just wish I felt as though I improved by persisting....but I think I'm no better at it than I ever was....probably need to persist more. yick

Paula Ford
02-12-2006, 10:09 PM
Great Sooz! My favorites are the kitty and the still life and Alex Skywalker is really cool!! I actually knew that was an ice saber! Definately great practice.