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!
Back in February I followed a pastel tutorial and managed to create a very good landscape:
I’m not so very used to using pastel, which is why I followed the tutorial in the first place, but so far, all I’ve made with that media have been okay! This and also the Bob Ross one!
I’ve learned a couple of things following this tutorial which I’ll link here if you want to try it out for yourself! And well, just like with everything, mastery comes with practice.
I kinda wish this was actually a creation of my own because it is beautiful, only, in the end it is just a frail copy of somebody else’s work. I hope I can one day create something as wonderful as this and Change of Season on my own!
I’m still very proud of it though! It was a first try so sure, it is a little wobbly here and there! But I still love it! The colors are vibrant and that big tree in the foreground is very close to being magnificent. There’s room for improvement (thank God) but there’s also room for praise. So let’s do both, alright? Keep working hard and keep celebrating those baby steps!
Until next post, keep reaching for those dreams! ❤
P.S.: I’ve made another pastel drawing last week actually but I will post it on Friday so as to let my blog breathe a bit, hehe this one is almost two months late so, can’t complain… 😛