Untitled pastel drawing, 06.29.18

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Finally got started in this new A4 sketchbook I bought a while ago!

I can’t believe it is past midnight!! That evening just slipped right outta my hands although I did nothing at all! I had a very satisfying vocal practice this morning&afternoon though. So it’s fine! I’m going to bed now because I’m tired and I need to make the most out of my last day of complete free time!!!

Here’s to yet another chapter! ❀

My pastel attempt at Bob Ross’ Serenity

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Yesterday was a rather slow and empty day for me, having been left rather shaken by my Sunday adventures. So, as I was looking for some peace of mind, I figured it was the perfect time to go on another art-venture with Bob Ross. If you haven’t seen my previous one, just click here.

I am still really proud of it. Although I recognize it lacks that shine and magic. I think the main issue here is that I didn’t start with a dark enough background which now leaves it looking pretty dull. Since he was working with black gesso, I was scared that if I made my pastel background too dark the other colors wouldn’t show. I guess I should’ve been bolder!..

Anyways, once again it was a lovely hour and a half. I did get a little bored towards the end (as you can see by the grass’ quality haha) but that’s just because yesterday I was in a very bad mood.

Gotta appreciate that little bit of water though, it looks marvellous! It’s just simple strokes, yet it still looks like water!! I think for the next one, I will try one of his ocean paintings, try out some waves!

Bob Ross rocks!!

Tree sketch in my new sketchbook!

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This was a sketchbook that I bought with the intention of using as a travel journal. Which I did, for a while, until I realized… I don’t really have a use for a travelling journal. I don’t travel this much lately anyway and also, it’s simply not really my thing.

Anyways, I am really proud of this tree sketch that I started yesterday and finished today. It’s my first page and it kicks ass!!

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I’m growing very fond of Faber Castell’s PITT Artist Pens, to be quite honest. I loved them from the start and, although I didn’t really know how to use them properly, I knew it was the sh*t! And now that I’m getting used to them, I can only confirm how amazing they are! My favorite has to be the soft brush types because it gives me so much freedom of movements. And also, guys, the colors are !!!!!!

So, here’s a side to side of my tree and the reference tree outside of my house:

 

 

I really enjoyed doing that!

For one, because drawing outside is actually pretty fun! And also, because this little pointillism thing I’ve got going on for the leaves is both fun to do and beautiful!

So happy with this! And looking forward to filling out this sketchbook!

 

I still have another brand new sketchbook to start filling also! It’s an A4 one that I bought a couple months back cos it was 10€ instead of 25 or something!

There’s no such thing as too many sketchbooks though, am I right? Haha

Until next post, cherish Nature, please! ❀

A little sketch for Esther!

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Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you something I drew the other day for my dear friend, E!

It is a wibbly wobbly sketch of one of the pictures we took while in Kilkenny together! Some of the proportions don’t make sense but I still think it’s lovely. Surely doesn’t bring out the beauty of her hand, though. Hehe

She is going back to her homeland pretty soon and I will miss her dearly. So, I just keep making stuff for her. Filling them with love and the silent wish that I never fade in her memories.

We always have such a good time together and it makes me so happy to know that I can trust her with my head and heart.

Three cheers for friendship!

Afternoon tree sketches

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The kids went out to play this afternoon. As it was really sunny, I grabbed a sketchbook and some pens in the hopes of sketching some nature.

I started out with one tree but quickly gave up as it was too naked and had too many branches for the little focus I could give it as I was keeping an eye on the kids at the same time!

Then, Emily joined me and we decided to work on the same tree. She quickly doodled hers all the while crying out several “Come on, ChloΓ«, it’s easy! Come on, you can do it!”. Haha

I used my Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens and wow, it was so much fun! Sadly, I didn’t get to finish the colored sketch because the rain cut our afternoon short! But it was loads of fun!

I particularly enjoy the soft brush ones because they’re so flexible. You can make thick and super thin lines with them! And it flows so well on the paper! I find it a shame that my colored ones are simply brushes because they didn’t give me that much freedom of movement.

With Emily’s help, also, I used some fallen leaves and a flower to pretty up my “tree skeleton” and the result was very pleasing to look at!

It was a relaxing moment. Although the sun kept changing every minute and it was hard to keep up and get the right amount of light and shadows! Haha But I’m really happy with the result even though it is not finished!

I’m going to be posting another art related thing a little later on, so stay tuned if you’re interested! It’s a personal project that I’m sharing in hopes to inspire you and so that maybe you’ll join me and it’ll become a thing!

Cheers! ❀