View Full Version : Weekly OP Sketch Thread March 29 thru April 4
03-28-2010, 11:06 PM
This sketch thread is open to all Oil Pastelists. You are invited to share any sketching you've been doing this week, be it detailed ones, quick ones, ideas for paintings or value studies. Basically, just show us what you're working on! There is NO time limit, so knock yourselves out!
It would be great if you could share with us the paper and pastels you are using, as well as the size of your sketch. We do love the details! :clap: :clap: :clap:
03-29-2010, 04:55 AM
Thanks hosting Shril.This is "Red pepper".I've done it with WC few month ago.I wanted some brightness effects and I'm satisfied with them now...But I'm sorry this is last week's.I've done this on 24th Mar.
9.2×12inch,Black-colored paper,Holbein oilpastel.
03-29-2010, 07:59 AM
have a great week.
Nicely done Tosh. Love those colors.
03-29-2010, 09:56 AM
My first portrait. Subject: my 2 y.o. son. Senneliers on an A5 Canson sketch pad.
Just by posting the reference next to it, I can already see areas that need improvement! I will try and work on it some more. Hopefully the mouth can be rescued...
03-30-2010, 12:34 AM
Hi,Cath,thanks for your lovely son's portrait.I can feel your affection for him so much!
If available,I recommend to put his eyes & nose to lower place of face..then
his looking will be more lovely & charming!:thumbsup:
03-30-2010, 05:20 AM
Thanks Toshi! I will keep that in mind for next time.
By the way, I have visited your website, and love your work! :) I particularly liked the shop front that you posted last week. Look forward to seeing more...
03-30-2010, 08:04 AM
Hi Cath, nice work on your first portrait, and yes, I do think the mouth can be rescued, just make the corners smaller and middle of the lips larger. The corners of his mouth are just lines. He is very cute.
03-30-2010, 10:37 AM
This week I have drawn a Cartoon figure who plays basketball in an excellent manner.
Thank for your looking.
03-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Very nice Eric and great color.
03-30-2010, 04:11 PM
Toshiko, great work, very bright and lively colors
Cath, beautiful work on portrait
Eric, very well done
03-30-2010, 09:23 PM
I missed more than the half of the sketches uploaded last week!
Thanks for the comments on my carrot sketch last week, everybody.
It was nice to see your beautiful works ,Sandra, Margaret, Robert, Ram and Eric.
Interesting to see your "Yusuke style still lives". They were quite nice. Great fun isn't it? :)
Thanks for hosting the thread, Shirl.
I like the beautiful colour selection of your red pepper. Your work reminded me of a stained glass.
What a lovely portrait of your son. I agree that the cuteness of 2 year-old boy is something to be recorded in sketchbooks!
Nice work. You showed OPs could be a good tool for colouring the cartoons. Do you use other media for the outlines or sharp edges/lines?
Now I sketched an iyokan (Citrus iyo), citrus fruits indigenous to Japan. Similar to mikans but a little larger and have thick skins/rinds. Assorted Ops like Senneliers, Cray-Pas specialists, Caran d'Ache neopastels, Faber-Castell GoldFabers, and Pentels were used. The paper is a B4-sized Watson Pastel paper (natural colour).
03-31-2010, 01:41 AM
Robert, Vlad thanks for your comments on my previous post.
Toshiko, nice colors there and I love the dark background.
Cath, your son is very cute. The portrait has some likeness. One simple change that I guess is possible is to reduce the size of his left eye ball, make it more circular.
Eric, I like the cartoon figure, it has style.
Yusuke, as usual great sketch, very inspiring.
This week I continue the value study further clubbed with light study. This is a small size table in our drawing room.
It was evening, the light from the sunset fell on the table and I liked the simple theme that got created. I am planning to use this study on a larger scale.
03-31-2010, 07:53 AM
Very nice fruit, Yusuke and the skin texture is great. Very similar to our tangerines.
I like the shadow patterns, Ram.
Here is another in my 6x6 series. Senns and Holbeins on gessoed board.
03-31-2010, 12:26 PM
Thank you for the comments, Ram and Pat.
I like your style. Pretty nice piece of the room corner with the soft sunlight of the sinking sun. Cool colour combination and the composition.
You depicted the garlics so well with these limited pallet. Great!
Now I have just sketched a chocolate bar. Or I should say I sketched an aluminum foil with a chocolate. :) Senneliers on a smooth paper.
03-31-2010, 12:39 PM
Thanks, Yusuke. Yum, icould pick up that chocoalte and eat it right now. Nicely done.
03-31-2010, 06:25 PM
Thank for all the warm comments.
Yusuke: The paper size is A5 (i.e. half of A4). Thus, I used color pencil to cater the shape of the eyes and nose.
Pat: The mood of yr drawing is very 'artistic'. What is 'gessoed' board? I 've never heard of it.
All drawings in this week are also very nice. But I have to leave for working now.
03-31-2010, 06:39 PM
Eric, it a piece of hardboard or massonite on which I put several coats of gesso and sometimes I add a coat of colorfix prime. Makes a nice sanded surface.
04-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Very thanks Cath for your visiting to my website!:wave:
04-01-2010, 10:04 AM
Eric,nice portlait!He looks to be so powerful!
Yusuke,your works are always looks like real.I also like iyokan so much!!
Pat,it's great & artistic.I hope someday I can do as that......:smug:
Ram,nice feeling of the light!I like it.
Thanks for your comments!
04-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Thanks Pat, Eric, and Toshiko.
Here's another sketch I have just done. Cream puff. Senneliers on a Daler-Rowney Ingres paper.
04-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Love all those nooks and crannies. You do such wonderful texture.
04-02-2010, 03:43 AM
Thanks Pat, Toshi, Yusuke.
Pat, the garlic looks good.
Yusuke, great sketch there.
This is a small size painting 9"X12" done on Canson - Papier Blanc, Pentel pastels.
I wanted to see how far I can go in detailing. This is another simple subject that I worked on, took around 7hrs in two seatings.
Most challenging part was to get the egg plant's top, it has many colors and patterns.
C&c are welcome.
04-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Nicely done Ram and you did a good job with the eggplant top with its odd angle.
04-03-2010, 03:09 PM
Everyone, I looked through the thread at all the wonderful sketches of so many different things. Portraits to oranges and eggplants. I'm still in catch up mode and would never get done commenting on each one, but wanted to thank you all for your participation.
All the work was marvelous and thanks so much for Shirl's hosting this weekly thread!
:clap: :clap: :clap: to everyone for you fine work!
:heart: :music: :music: :heart:
04-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Everyone's work is very lovely this week. . . its so neat to see all the different styles. Yuzuke, I agree with Pat. . . that chocolate looks like I could pick it up and eat it.
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