View Full Version : Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread March 6 - 12

Paula Ford
03-06-2006, 02:04 PM
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!!

Please check out last week's thread
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!!

03-07-2006, 12:43 PM
hey, i did something, not ignoring you; I just haven't photographed it yet.

Paula Ford
03-07-2006, 07:26 PM
Just a reminder that this thread is limited to

Soft Pastels

Hard Pastels

Oil Pastels

Pastel Pencils

Let's get sketching!

03-07-2006, 09:09 PM
I called this porta la torta, a little boy gets to carry the cake home.
It's on that "bogus" paper my last free sample; it's about 4x5"

Paula Ford
03-08-2006, 01:51 PM
Very nice Mimi. It's a very sweet little happy scene!


03-08-2006, 02:43 PM
Nice scene, Mimi! Looks sunny and happy.

03-09-2006, 12:30 AM
in class tonight we had to do a self portrait. We had 10 min. to draw ourselves and then color. So, it's kinda lopsided. But, with the time thing this is what it turned out like. We had all the time we wanted to color.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2006/73610-000_0438.JPG

03-09-2006, 11:02 AM
that's great! did you sketch in pastel too? you look very intent in the portrait.

Paula Ford
03-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Hey, good job Diane!

All I can say is, portraits are the hardest type of painting to do. Mine all look like cartoons.


saphyre arabian
03-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Finally got around to doing some work. I have a small one day show coming up on the 18th, so I've been getting ready for that. (Wish me luck) Anyway, this one is just over an hour on mi-tentes paper.

saphyre arabian
03-10-2006, 12:25 AM
Okay, think I got it this time. lol:lol:

03-10-2006, 12:52 AM
Very pretty red tie on the horse. Pretty horse.

03-11-2006, 09:27 AM
I have not had much time for sketching lately! But I will, i will. My only sketches are the quick 10-minute studies my art instructor had us do of the nude model, and I don't want to have to taint this thread with the butt icon. :D

Paula Ford
03-11-2006, 12:35 PM
Beautiful horse! Love the contrasting halter with the gold. He looks like a king (or queen)!

Come on Debbie! Let's see those butts!! LOL


03-11-2006, 03:40 PM
45mins from a photo of mine...

03-11-2006, 06:07 PM
Tressa, you have so much talent!!!

Paula Ford
03-11-2006, 07:23 PM
I agree! What a lovely scene Tressa!


03-11-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks, was just messing around... I have another I did on wet-dry sandpaper..

03-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Your stuff is just so gorgeous. I love it when you post those paintings. and now with those gorgeous pastels---uh oh!!!! Maybe I'll just crawl under a rock and watch everyone else do beautiful paintings.....lol.

03-12-2006, 09:36 AM
not on your life, Diane!! LOL