Back to fine art
Because the digital art made me a bit lazy, I am beginning my come back to the pencil, brush, paint and canvas and anything I figure out, outside the digital world. I want to improve my hands, abilities and knowledge. Need to transfer it later to the graphics tablet, Photoshop, Blender 3D etc.
So this is the place where I begin.
My recent and first ever use of oil pasteils, a painting on the piece of paper cut out from the granola box and primed – colored to brown a bit – with coffe from my mug. Impressionist picture 9x14cm size, based on the photo by Kamila Śnieć
It’s a 30 minute pencil sketch painted using black oil pastel. I was trying here to get the charcoal look, also I have restricted the time to break my big aversion to larger format. This one is almost A4. It has some flaws but the speed paint mision has been completed.
First attempt has landed in the trash bin.
That kido girl above is a great-granddaughter of the girl below. First one is 9 years old today and the second is now 99.
It wasn’t supposed to look like that. First attempt was a disaster, I tried to fix it by shading with black oil pastel, but the stick was to thick and it didn’t work out.
Second try was pretty good, although again I wanted to use the pastel for shading and I’ve ruined it. Another 20 minutes “lost”.
The third attempt, after few hours, wasn’t great, but it had something, so I started adding a shadow, this time with a pencil only. Again, I couldn’t get the likeness, sudenly I’ve made a big mistake. The picture was pretty good so to fix that I had to use the rubber eraser, which I hate to do.
And then a miracle happened – the light came out from under the eraser…After first 40 minutes it was almost ready. I was finishing it later with several breaks. Overall time was about 2 hours I think.
The biggest problem I had with this picture was the size of an original picture – 2 times smaller and very bright, so I had to carefully “measure” it from the distance and simulate some shading. I know what I did wrong here, but won’t write it ;)
Well.. will try to improve next time.
Thanks for reading and I hope You like it!