View Full Version : MY attempt of a blue elephant

05-01-2007, 05:00 PM
Hi Guys, I have never ever tried to draw an elephant before let alone to do it in soft pastels:)
This is my first attempt at both with it,I am finding it very very hard,their feet are very hard
and trying to get that baggy skin effect,and the markings and everything
its all really hard:)
I wondering if I should carry on with it?
what do you think guys?
Thank you
kind regards Veronica

05-01-2007, 05:33 PM
This might be a better photo??

05-01-2007, 07:36 PM
Coming along well Veronica, I do think you should carry on with it! You're getting some good folds in his ears and his leg looks nice and textured, keep going! :wave:

05-01-2007, 08:32 PM
I agree, keep going. Looks like you have another elephant behind that one soon to appear too. Cool

05-01-2007, 11:44 PM
Veronica, you are getting some very good texture on your elephant. It definitely is hard to do, if it was easy you would never improve your skills. With each picture you do you will learn something that will make you a better artist. I learn something from my successes and my failures both. Your success will be determined by how much effort you are willing to put forth to get better. Talent alone does not make a great artist very often. It requires a lot of struggling through difficult challenges to learn what works and what doesn't. Hang in there.

05-02-2007, 08:56 AM
It's nice to know that pink elephants have a counterpart!!

Keep going!!

05-02-2007, 12:57 PM
try to think in terms of shapes & values instead of feet and ears. Squint, simplify - maybe even turn it upside down so you don't vision it as an elephant.

05-03-2007, 01:23 AM
Thank you all so very much.
I done a silly thing,I rubbed out the other side of my drawing and the other elephant too ,because I thought the legs werent looking in the right places,and now I can't get the rest of the sketch right at all.
so I have put it to one side to pick it up again at the right time
Thank you everyone!!!
kind regards Veronica

05-03-2007, 12:12 PM
I agree keep going! I am watching you work!

05-04-2007, 06:06 PM
Hi Guys, well I picked it back up tonight,but I am not sure what its looking like
if its just lookng like one big mess??


05-04-2007, 10:01 PM
Veronica, it's looking great, glad you picked it back up.

05-05-2007, 12:12 PM
I think it looks pretty good! I really like the shades of blue you're using. Don't give up!

05-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Thank you guys,
I havecontinued with it and this is how it is going
Thank you everyone
kind regards Veronica

05-06-2007, 11:16 AM