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Old 04-10-2019, 11:19 AM
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Re: Sketch thread for oil pastels 2019

Beautiful job, Mira! Following tutorials can be very rewarding - and freeing! I love your branches, the blossoms and the water. I agree, the medium used matters less than understanding the progression of a painting. Here, you clearly learned a lot.

Wow, that's interesting about the water-soluble Mungyo OP's. I'm fascinated by that tapered tip, as well as the softness. Likely a small set could come in handy.

Great job!
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Thanks very much, flug and Terri!

Terri - yes, I've learned a thing or two, now I feel a little more confident with water... appreciate your comments!


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I wonder if the mungyo aquarelle oil pastel are much different than the portfolio oil pastels as robert sloans oil pastel review site does compare the portfolio to the sennelier in terms of softness..

flug, unfortunately I haven't tried Portfolio OPs so I can't compare... but I believe Mungyos are either as soft as the Portfolios or even softer than Portfolios. If you can get them, give them a go, they are inexpensive

Terri - yeah, 12 pcs set should be enough because you can blend very nice colors with this watercolor effect though when I took a look at the full 24 set, I was like - nice colors! I'd like it too, but really, first I need to get used to a small set of watersolubles

Too bad WC doesn't let me post and comment from my phone...
I always fall behind with putting up new sketches. So today I got four new ones!

1. the Specialist and Mungyo Gallery on A5. Early spring flowers my daughter and me saw them while being out and taking a walk
The Specialist greens are pretty garish... tried to mute them but didn't get the effect I was after.


2. My cheap OPs on A5. I saw this cute scene while walking the downtown: an old man playing the guitar and holding a small "lady" dog (with a pretty hat and clothes) in his lap. The text says "I'll bark you some happiness" (sounds much better in Russian) and it is a very cute way to get people's attention and try to earn some money. Nice!

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3. This one has a story behind it... It was my first plein air ever and I... drowned my OP set within first 5 mins!!! OMG, what a failure! Glad it was just a Pentel set, not the other ones. Not very happy about polluting the river and channels of my city. So... I managed to only take a photo on the site and draw a very simple sketch, so I painted it at home. With my freshly arrived 25 pcs set of Erengi which I got for less than 10 bucks (used a $5 coupon on Aliexpress). These OPs are both interesting and strange. They were super soft (not like Sennelier of course) - softer than Mungyo Gallery (they were supposed to be a bit firmer from what I've heard), very similar to Neos in terms of softness... I thought that maybe they had melt on the way from HongKong cause the oil seeped through the wrappers... They got good pigmented colors though and painting with them was a breeze.

A4, dark blue pastel paper.



You can see bright sticks in the left corner - these are my drowned Pentels. On the right there are schoolchildren walking along the channel and holding lots of bright ballons - one of them fell in the water. I didn't get that in my photo, but I remembered this scene

4. This one I did today, it's Zanzibar (reference from Pixabay). My A5 sketchbook - man, when I'm done with it, I'll only buy A4 or big square sketchbooks! after A4 sketches smaller format feels too limiting.

I used Pentels can you imagine - when I drowned my Pentels last weekend and posted this sketch (with the Erengis) on instagram in our April Oil Pastel challenge along with my misfortunate plein air story, one very kind and generous artist gave me her extra Pentel set - 50 pcs Pentel! Wow! I was very happy it is a great set, it got 5 (!) grays while my 48 pcs Mungyo Gallery only got 3 grays. And many nice light colors - like flesh colors, for example.

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Re: Sketch thread for oil pastels 2019

You're doing great, keeping the sketches coming, Mira! I'm having a busy spring and it's been hard to get to painting.

I like your guitarist and pup - very cute, and thanks for the translation!

I think you've really improved with water scenes, too. These last two look really good. So sorry to hear you lost your whole set of Pentels!! How nice that a fellow artist gave you a whole new set. I've done no plein air at all, so good for you to at least give it a try.

I've heard of Erengi OPs - lots of nice tans and browns in there. Happy they are working for you!
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Very nice Mira. Loving those sky colors! Wow, those work well together.
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Re: Sketch thread for oil pastels 2019

Great going, Mira! Btw, has your daughter started painting with op's yet? My granddaughter has started to 'draw' and she's nearly 2.
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Terri, Rich, Christel - thank you, guys!

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I'm having a busy spring and it's been hard to get to painting.

I think you've really improved with water scenes, too. These last two look really good.

I've heard of Erengi OPs - lots of nice tans and browns in there. Happy they are working for you!

I can imagine that I hope you will get some more free time soon!

Oh, thank you! I have been wanting to get better at painting water. Still a lot to learn for sure.

Well, my Erengi set is just 25 sticks so I can't boast all the great subtle colors the full set has... but still, I've been wanting to try them out, and I spent very little money on them, so I am happy about it


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Btw, has your daughter started painting with op's yet? My granddaughter has started to 'draw' and she's nearly 2.

Actually yes! she scribbles with my cheap hard OPs and her own set of crayons. Though until a few days ago she preferred using OPs and wax crayons in coloring books - or in coloring the pen drawings I do for her only now she starts to draw something herself
Just curious - what kind of OPs does your granddaughter use? Do they break easily too? Oh - OPs are great for coloring plastic kind of "coloring carpets", this is the one of the rolls we got:
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The cheapest ones available
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I've been wayyy too busy this spring!

Finally pulled out the sketchbook a few days ago, and amused myself by trying some Picasso line work, only with graphite - but thought I'd share:





That is a line portrait of Olga, Picasso's first wife. Here is another line portrait, this one of Francois:







Below - I also started this one as a graphite sketch. I'm trying to continue working on people and figures - a real weakness of mine. I decided later to add some OP's and flesh it out a little more. Just grabbed my Cray-Pas Expressionists for the sketchbook. They don't blend particularly well, especially on my sketchbook paper.

As an aside: it's hard for me to lay off using more expensive OP's, since I know the end results will look unfinished and ragged - but I want to train myself to put that aside, and just think about sketch practice.

I focused most of my sketching effort here on the body postures, and then tried my hand at a window, so I also worked front to back. And, since I sketched it in graphite before deciding to paint, and didn't spray, there are graphite smears all through it. What a mess!








I put aside the pencils and had another play with abstract, again with the Expressionists. This is an abstract take on a springtime park. I may eventually revisit this on good paper, with smoother OP's. I like geometrical lines and shapes, just couldn't smooth out those OP's like I wanted.



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Great going Terri! Those line drawings are just shouting to be colored in
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Very nice and interesting sketches, Terri!
I like Picasso's wives - there are simple lines with no hatching, but they have a style

The two friends at the cafe - a fresh and neat one! The figures and poses look very natural to me. And overall, it's a nice and refreshing scene.

The geometrical one is also an interesting field to explore
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Christel, Mira - thank you!

I'm holding off on painting those line portraits, Christel - this is how Picasso sketched them and I think I'd feel I committed sacrilege, or something.

Thank you for commenting on the poses, Mira. I rarely do full on people and feel very awkward with it, but at least they didn't come out looking like zombies.

I may yet have a play with that abstract, just better paper/OP control.
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Another A5 sketch with Cray-Pas Specialists

I really like this scene and might do it in a bigger format later. It was not very convenient to outline the arms and legs on A5. Some body proportions are slightly off, but overall I am very pleased with the result

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You should! Very cute scene and you did a nice job with the sun halo, though I understand why the smaller size made it a bit of a struggle. The sunrays are also nicely done!

Body postures in any size are worth practicing, I think. I don't do many people scenes, period - but if something pops up it would be nice to have a few attempts under my belt.

Nice work here, Mira!
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Lovely scene, Mira! Great use of values and your palette is harmonious.
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