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Old 05-31-2013, 04:41 PM
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Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

This sketch thread is open to all Oil Pastelists. You are invited to share any sketching you've been doing this month, 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!
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Thanks, Shirl for setting this up. Hope we all have a good sketch month.

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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

I'm first this month?

My friend has been keeping this guy in her freezer for a couple of weeks until I was back from my hols and we could sketch him during our weekly "Drink & Draw" session. This took about 1 hr 40mins with Holbein oil pastels on a 12x9 sheet of Colourfix.



Next week we're going to draw his underside. After that, I might experiment with painting him in a style that's a little more wild and loose.
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Nicely done E-J. I really like the rusty color of the crab with the green background.

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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Thanks, Pat. I was rather inspired by Van Gogh's wonderful crab studies http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld...yk5qo1_500.jpg - though my own crab is quite subdued compared to his!
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

its very nice.!!

I've started a new picture of one of my cats. Her name is Tiger Lily Blossom. The only other time I tried to draw her she ended up looking like Garfield. So far I'm liking where this one is going. I forgot to mention that this is Cray Pas Specialists on Canson paper
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

This is a lovely start....not Garfield at all....lol

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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Thanks Pat!
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Hello folks,

Long time again... thanks for hosting the thread as always, Shirl.

E-J, it is so nice to see your works here again. Great crab! Here we have many crabs in local market and your work makes me try them (for eating and painting both ) Looking forward to the underside and experiment.

thopolis, nice lovely sketch. I like the colour. Looking forward to the nest step.


Well, here are some of my sketches in this month. I also sketched a lot last month so I'll post them somewhere if I have a chance.


The 1st of June was my younger son's third birthday. Currently he is in Japan so I celebrated his birthday over FaceTime, a kind of internet video talk. I captured some images that time and I referred to one of them. Sennelier, Cray-pas specialists and neopastel on a pastel paper.


Small aubergine that is probably indigenous to Southeast Asia. I used them for cooking ratatouille. Sennelier and Cray-Pas specialist on a cheap sketchbook.


A hat from a local market in Bangkok. I realised that my had was for winter and I needed to have a summer one here! Sennelier and Cray-Pas on a sketchpad.


Bananas and rambutans on a plate. I love tropical fruits here. Sennelier, neopastel and Cray-Pas on a sketch pad.


A fan from a museum. Maybe it was made for a kind of event last year. Sennelier and neopastel
on a sketch pad.


This is a specimen of a Caribbean gastropod shell (queen conch). It produces a conch pearl. Sennelier, Cray-Pas and neopastel were used on a pastel paper.


Another shell specimen of Indian volute from SE Asia. It produces melo pearls. Sennelier, Cray-Pas and neopastel on a pastel paper.


Thanks for looking.
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Wonderful sketches, as always, Yusuke. Those shells are amazing!!! Happy Birthday to your son....time flies. Where are you now?

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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Thanks, Pat. I'm in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Terrific work Yusuke, especially the shells as Pat says.
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Hi EJ, great job on the crab - I also like your background, gives the shell more prominence. Crab shells remind me of rust - so many cool colors to expose.

Hi Theopolis: I really like your choice of colors - her fur is looking nice and fluffy , great texture too!

Hi Yusuke: So nice to see your works again! Your son is so cute, love his smile! You get such great details, the hat is a great example - wow. My favorite are the sea shells, the pearl-like sheen and gorgeous soft-pastel colors are superb ~
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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Thanks, Shirl and Mary.

Let me post more...

Sourdough roll from a bakery in my neighborrhood. Sennelier and Cray-Pas specialist on a pastel paper.


Black peppers in a container with a grinder. Sennelier, neopastel and Cray-Pas on a sketchpad.


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Re: Monthly OP Sketch Thread June 2013

Wow, some amazing sketches. I particularly like the crab and the shells, I haven't had a chance to go back further in the thread.

I've got a question, though. With some of the expensive sticks you all are using, how come you choose to go with cheap sketch paper? Do you just happen to be swimming in greenbacks, or does cheap sketch paper have better archival qualities, in general, than I thought? I wouldn't be brave enough to just 'sketch' with a Selennier.
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