View Full Version : Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread - May 19 - 25

Paula Ford
05-19-2008, 06:47 AM
Welcome! Now that WC is back up and running quickly, let's see those sketches!!

The weekly pastel sketch thread is for ALL pastelists of all skill levels who use soft pastels, hard pastels, or pastel pencils.

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.

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 see last week's sketches here...

For inspiration, please visit the image library.

05-19-2008, 05:11 PM
I have been trying to invent cityscapes and after a few tries in pencils, crayons, watercolor of creepy looking buildings, I did this one in soft pastel to make it into a canyon.

Here's the original (sort of since camera shot is a bit washed out).


After photoshop.


Here's the conitnuation of my trial of buidling gothic structures on land and underground. I've done a couple in pen and crayon and now soft pastel. I like the photoshop one again.



Paula Ford
05-19-2008, 08:21 PM
I love the added color!! Are you going to do these in pastels and use the colors from these photo-shopped images?

05-19-2008, 09:23 PM
Actually, the gothic structure one was already a second revision to follow the darkness of what photoshop could do. I hope I could modify it more to make it look like that effect.

I'll experiment on the first one later on. That has been my way of learning recently too.

05-21-2008, 01:29 AM
Nice Sandra I like the 2nd and 4th one very interesting colors.

05-21-2008, 10:15 AM
:) Here is a quick landscape study. assorted pastels on Fabriano Tiziano, gold 9x13. Aprox. 30 min.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2008/125922-Pastels_08_013.jpg

Paula Ford
05-21-2008, 01:06 PM
Hi Scott, Your landscape looks like it's on fire. Isn't it cool how different colors portray temperature.


05-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks Paula, I like playing with colors, you know me

05-21-2008, 11:37 PM
:wave: Hey where are all you busy little bees at.:lol: Ok here is another quickie about 30 min. assorted pastels on canson 9x11 http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2008/125922-Pastels_08_019.jpg :p

Paula Ford
05-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Wonderful landscape Scott!!

Gee, I wonder where everybody is this week. The weather is really nice here in the states. They are all probably enjoying the outside.


05-22-2008, 10:39 PM
Thanks Paula. It seems only Sandra, you and me are here. UUMMMMMM! maybe they have some plein-aire work they could show.:)

Shirl Parker
05-22-2008, 10:50 PM
I'm here reading.

05-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Actually, I did a couple of sketches trying out the combination of markers and soft pastel pencils this week. I'll post them here too.

This one is really a monstrosity.:lol:



This one is x-posted to Landscape challenge. As you could see, I'm learning to draw more to the effects I want after photoshop without using photoshop this time. I actually like black a lot.

Soft pastel pencils. 3 x 2.5 inch.


05-23-2008, 04:25 PM
These two I just did for the WDE challenge.

Here's a soft pastel piece, 4.75 x 4.5 inch on watercolor paper.


Here's the beach with acrylic and then detailed with soft pastel pencil on acrylic paper. 6.5 x 5.5 inch.


05-24-2008, 01:29 AM
Interesting work Sandra. I like the colors in the last best

05-24-2008, 08:06 AM
Sandra, love your work, you seem pretty handy on photoshop

05-24-2008, 11:25 AM
Thank you, Scottyarthur, Daniel.

Scottyarthur, forgot to mention, you have two cute sketches of bright sunny days.