Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pen and Ink sketch, Oil Pastel sketch

I’m totally cheating on the faces thing, but I figure I am doing 29 faces, just not within the 29 days, so I’ll categorize them that way to make them easy to find.

I decided to experiment with my Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels and do a face yesterday.  I enjoyed using them!  I can’t believe how great they are for the price.  They’re very creamy, and even though they only make 24 colors, they’re great ones and make for a very versatile palette, in my opinion.  They would work for portrait, landscape, and bright abstract or graphic stuff.  I liked being able to work and re-work a bit, and I loved blending and softening with water and paintbrush.  I should have done her in my Sketchbook, but I forgot and put her in my Faces journal.  Oh well.  Here she is:

 

 

Then today I decided to get brave again and sketch my own son.  I used my Tradio Fountain Pen for the first time.  It works great, having a new style of flat, hard, fiber nib.  It gives a bit rougher line than the Sensei Mangas, though.  I think I prefer the Senseis for sketching.  But the Tradio will be great for writing.  This took about 10 – 15 minutes, and I did remember to do this one in the Sketchbook.  He’s playing one of his fave video games, “Tales of Symphonia,” so that’s what I call it:

 

 

Happy March!  I’m ready for a very exciting month, and we even have partly sunny skies today.  🙂

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