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Old 04-03-2012, 10:43 PM
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Thank you, Vlad, Hal, Robert, Paul and Tali for your comments.

The Portfolio watersoluable oil pastel is very fun and soft to use on its own but it has the slipperiest formula so even Sennelier has a hard time going on. Even though it's watersoluable, I don't usually apply water to it either because it's not very bright clean colors when wetted. I usually prefers it on its own.

Doobi, Grumpy does look a bit grumpy there but great colors and scales.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:33 AM
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Hi All,

Latest version of Grumpy.

Suggestions please. Thx.

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Doobi your subject really stands out now.
Sandra nice work with the portfolios, I've not seen them on sale in the uk, they sound fun
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Doobi,
Grumpy looks great I especially like the changes you made to the background. It really makes him stand out. Well done.
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Hi All,

This is my version of the owl. How can I make the feathers more real?

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Doobi, I think your feathers look just fine.
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Hi All,
Doobi- I likw your fish and the owl
Here is my version of "Grumpy". Might work a little more on the BG and the scales- got sloppy there towards the end.


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Haha! Also thought you are "Grumpy" Paul!! Thanx for the lovely ref pics, a hard choice. Well done, Doobi and Sandra!! You set a good example for us other "lurkers".
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Nice, Doobi, Grumpy now really has attitude! Nice, painting, Tali, the purple support adds to the beauty of it!
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

I think the feathers are just fine Doobi and what a wonderful "grumpy", Tali.

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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Doobi, Your owl looks fantastic. Very majestic, an Owl with attitude. I agree with Hal, your feathers look fine.

Tali, Your 'grumpy' looks great, you have achieved a very solid 3D looking body. Well done.

Hi Charri, thanks for commenting. Hope to see your interpretation of one soon. I promise not to be too grumpy. Lol.
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Tali, your Grumpy looks great.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

here is my attempt at Grumpy. I always think it looks pretty good until I take a picture...then its like UGH!


I really need to learn how to smooth out my oil pastels. I'm using a stump...maybe I need to try mineral spirits???? Do most of you use that?
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Lorraine, your Grumpy looiks great. There is nothing wrong with some texture. Some artists are defined by the texture in their art.

Look at Russ's rose in last month's challenge. His blending is incredibly smooth by just using fingers and color shapers...no solvents.

He also has a thread:http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...1055502&page=4

where Russ describes his porcess for blending oil pastels.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Hey Everyone,

First timer on the Challenge Thread. I decided I like the river scene. This is a nice size, 12" x 17" on Fabriano paper. Holds up well to my scrubbin and rubbin. Oh and I used Sennelier's. Thanks Paul for the thread and pictures. I decided to crop a bit. I wanted the river up closer. It was a lot of fun. Thanks again.
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