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hewey
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Posted: 2005-05-10 10:59 pm   Permalink

Here is some art I have been playing around with. It is done with pastels. I have only been playing around for a couple of weeks. All art has been done on paper or black cardboard, and all is A4 in size.








Let me know what you think! Constructive advice as well. Thanks in advance.


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hewey
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Posted: 2005-05-10 11:04 pm   Permalink

Here is some more








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Posted: 2005-05-11 12:04 am   Permalink

Hewey

these look great...i like how you feel your way through your color schemes...they work so well...mostly polarized into one temperate spectrum...monochrome nearly

i don't use pastel at ALL but i know how challenging it is to control because i use charcoal when i go to life drawing and they are both dry sedimentray based mediums...to make the color REALLY pop though you should grind your values HARD...don't be affraid to go TOO dark or light...it's all about contrast and if you DO go too far you can always compensate...use your finger or a smudger to really pound your darks or lights...if you use textured paper you'll really benefit...GO FOR IT!!! this stuff shows great great promise!

i hope you hit us with some more!


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Posted: 2005-05-11 06:34 am   Permalink

Looks good. You seem to have a natural flow with your art... Keep going..

 
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Posted: 2005-05-11 06:41 am   Permalink

Great going, hewey. We don't see much pastel around here! Nice expressions on these guys too.
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Posted: 2005-05-11 06:55 am   Permalink

Nice! I agree with Sam, not enough pastel art. I love the color schemes too, and the shading on the second guy down. Very cool.
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Posted: 2005-05-11 08:13 am   Permalink

Hewey, those look kind of cool. the last one in blue is definately the the best. Concentrate on lines like that and you will have it Made.
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Posted: 2005-05-11 11:56 am   Permalink

Nice job, I like number one he has a great attitude and of course green is my favorite color. I've worked in pastel and know how hard it is to work with. You can also work with layers of color with pastel much like paint.
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-05-11 9:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the feedback! I used pastels for the simple reason that my girl had them left over from high school art, and I thought I would give it a go.

I need to clarify that the last blue one was outlined in blue pen, before being coloured with the pastels. This is how i got the detail in it which would be otherwise impossible. All the others are just pastels though.

I am open to selling them, or to swap for other art or mugs or whatever... Make me an offer either way. I'm not looking to get rich, so dont offer me too much . Im just having a bit of fun.

I am open to the idea of doing custom work for folks too. Ill have a go, and show you the results. If you dont like it - dont buy it! No harm. Again, PM to discuss it.
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Posted: 2005-05-11 10:45 pm   Permalink

Hewey, that last one was the best in my book. I like the perspective, and the line art really sharpened it up. I know nothing of pastels, I just know I liked it. Keep drawing, follow your tiki muse where you will, but keep posting plenty o' pix!

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Posted: 2005-05-12 07:20 am   Permalink

Hewey,

Lookin good! Love the free-ness of them. I would like to see you get into some building up of colors or even some oil pastels...

Keep it up!


 
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Posted: 2005-05-12 07:54 am   Permalink

Pastels!?! man I could never get the hang of those things. My colored hands always looked better than the art.
The fire one is my favorite I dig the shadows and mystery, but I like the color of the green one and the composition of the last blue one. Cool man,
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Posted: 2005-05-14 06:22 am   Permalink

Looking good! I used to do pastel portraits. It's a tricky medium. I decided to take the class after posing as the model in a few. Not the life drawing class model
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Posted: 2005-05-14 07:06 am   Permalink

Hewey!!
I like the direction a lot!! A few things I have learned about pastels is that the paper is half the battle!!

There was this really great pastel Artist named Sheila Rynman that did this pastel workshop for some of the Imagineers few years back, She was known for her beautiful wild life pastel paintings and how she captured lightand detail..yet loose and fresh (not her, her art)

She used to describe the paper as having all these tiny pits and valleys in them that varies depending on the paper you use.

Since patels are a build up of powder really, she would suggest to find a "toothier" suface to work onto get the best results. Once all the little valleys are filled with packed pastel powder,the piece begins to look messy and you find you can't seem to get the color to come off the stick anyore. Pastel paper is expensive so she would also do little practice pastel paintings on sheets of fine sandpaper..like 400 to 600 ot wet dry paper.

She was amazing how she could control the things..they were loose yet looked full of light and energy and detail. Anyway, your tikis are a great subject for this.

There are technigues where you can do color washes to tint the paper in the beginning by using turpentine or rubbing alchohol to "smear around" a base layer of pastel color with a brush. It dryes in minutes and the "powder" of the pastel permeates deep into the paper grain. This preserves the "tooth" of the paper for more detail to be built up with the sticks.

Also, begin to recognize harder from softer pastels. If you really start getting into this, you will want to use harder pastels in the beginning and softer ones as you build layers. But these are for the really layerd types of paintings that look very rich and impressionistic. Hard pastels are brands like "nu-pastel" "Rembrant" is a med to soft pastel. Then there are the french ones like Senillie (can't spell it. They are like painting with a stick of butter.

Last of all..many of the best pastel artists I know say NEVER use fixative on the final result. It deadens the colors and destroys the latered complexity. They say to carefully matt the drawing and put it into a frame where the glass does not touch the surface.

I hope this is helpul Just have fun!! Just wanted to share this because it's frustating enough just to make an image as it is in your mind. Pointers on controling the medium will give you a much easier path to great results!! GOOD LUCk!!!!!!!!!

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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-14 10:35 am   Permalink

I just got a schooling on pastels. Great info Thor's.

You're off to a good start Hewey, and are one of the few pastel artists, if any, I've seen on TC. One thing that's helped me out, in any medium, is to check out the work of sucessful artists. You can learn a lot about expressing what's in your head by seeing how others do it.

Keep 'em coming.


 
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