View Full Version : Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread - August 4 - 10

Paula Ford
08-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Hello Artists :wave:

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 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!!

Check out all last week's sketches!

For inspiration, please visit the image library.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/)

08-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Hi Paula,
here is a ~ 30 minute sketch of a birch tree:

Size about 130 x 200 mm

Paula Ford
08-05-2008, 07:29 PM
Very lovely Martina! I love birch trees :heart:

08-07-2008, 08:36 PM
1 of two plein air I got done while on vacation no so hot though. early morning the light was changing so fast as a storm moved in.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2008/125922-Vacation_photos_2_004.jpg

Paula Ford
08-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Scott, I don't know why you say "not so hot though" because this is a great sketch that looks just like early morning light!

08-08-2008, 10:11 AM
Paula, he's correct :cat: (sorry for the kidding): It is not so hot because he captured the cool and fresh morning mood. :heart: Simply wonderful.

Paula Ford
08-08-2008, 01:33 PM
:lol: True!

WC Lee
08-08-2008, 03:44 PM
a small 3 x 3.5 inch doodle :)


Paula Ford
08-08-2008, 05:38 PM
More like a color study...I love the blue next to the aqua blue/green and yellows.

08-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Hey WC really nice doddle. like this alot. but have to say I think it's more than just a doddle.

WC Lee
08-09-2008, 10:02 AM
thanks Paula and Scott :) another one before the weeks ends ...

a quick tiny one, 2.5 x 3.25 piece of masonite coated with colourfix


Paula Ford
08-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Beautiful little bird WC! I love that aqua blue. What color/brand is it?

WC Lee
08-09-2008, 10:26 AM
Not sure which number it is but it is part of the 80 half stick sennelier set

08-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Cool WC, I like it

Paula Ford
08-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Sennelier have such vibrant colors.

08-10-2008, 12:08 PM
I would love to join this thread on a weekly basis. Can anyone suggest an inexpensive paper or sketchbook to use for pastel sketching?

Paula Ford
08-10-2008, 12:25 PM
Canson is readily available and is a wonderful paper to sketch on. You can get it at your local Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

I'm looking forward to seeing your sketches Blooming!!

08-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Fabriano (Accademia sketch or drawing) too is great and not expensive for simple sketches. DickBlick sells it, who else - no idea. :rolleyes:

WC Lee
08-10-2008, 01:23 PM
For the most part, Canson Mi Teintes is probably the best to start with but do experiment with other papers.

Paula Ford
08-10-2008, 02:03 PM
Here is my sketch for this week. It is from a scene that is just about 3 miles from my house. All the layers of mountains are so beautiful.

5"x7" on dark brown Colorfix, Mount Visions, about 30 minutes.


08-10-2008, 03:07 PM
very nice Paula love the layers of colors in the mountians, and the field just helps set it all off

08-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Wow - 30 minutes only and such a vibrant landscape. Paula, I wish I have your talent - or yours, W.C. - the little bird is so lovely!