Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oil Pastels: Poison Dart Frogs

My latest attempt at oil pastels.  These were quite fun to draw; I'm really enjoying using oil pastels.  Clockwise from top left: Blue Poison Dart Frog (aka Okopipi), Bumblebee Poison Dart Frog, Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Blue Jeans Morph), and a Green and Black Poison Dart Frog.
More oil pastels here. More Poison Dart Frogs Here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Ink Drawing

My latest Minnesota bird, superimposed over an old flower drawing with the fancy technology that is Microsoft Paint.  For more ink drawings, click here.  For more birds, click here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pet Portraits: Waldo

My latest Pet Portrait, Waldo.  Actually a second version of a portrait I did before.  It took a few tries to get this one.  My first attempt ended up too dark, the second one looked sort of like a rat, but the third one was just right.   For all the Pet Portraits, click here.

These are the pens I use:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oil Pastels: a first attempt

I've been wanting to try out oil pastels for awhile now.  They are a new medium for me, so I thought it would be an interesting challenge, and I really like what you can do with them.  They are also a good way to make art with a lot of color without breaking out a paint set (which tends to be a lot more effort and mess).  For my first study I tried out a Monet.

  (note these are not the oil pastels I used, but I bought a similarly cheap set to start with)