Pastels and Watercolors (and a few other art media)

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  1. snowbear

    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    @terri and I have been intermittently posting some sketches made with ink and pastels. I've recently reintroduced myself to watercolors and have been trying to work in pastel. This thread is starting as a way for us to share some of these paintings, but everyone is welcome to post their own pastel and watercolor works.

    Initially, we will probably keep to open subjects, though some challenges and themes may occasionally come into play. The only real stipulation will be no nudes, as this is an open forum, so if you want to play, please keep it SFW.

    If you have drawings you want to add that are NSFW (full or partial nudes), please post them in Sketches and Drawings, Sometimes NSFW).


    Enjoy.

    Vermont Watercolor, 2019, 7" x 5", watercolor pencil,
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    Portland Head Light, 2019, 7" x 5", watercolor pencil,
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    I like these.........
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Thank you. I should have something else posted this weekend.
     
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    Wonderful, Charlie! Going from those thin bold lines to the wash really adds texture and dimension. I love the look of watercolor, and admire your control of it.

    We're off to a great start! Thanks for getting ball rolling for us. I'll have some stuff this weekend, too. :)
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Looking forward do it. I actually have a piece of paper taped to the table and (somewhat) stretched. Trying to decide on a subject.

    The pencils are easy - color, wash, repeat as needed, draw details.
     
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    Keep 'em coming!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Thank you. Anyone near Boulder, CO?
     
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    More, please.
     
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    Practice - The Flatirons, 2020, 12" x 9"

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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    I found some (very cheap) oil pastels in one of the art chest drawers ... fast drawing of Zoe (12" x 9")

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    The watercolor of the Flatirons is gorgeous! Lovely palette, too I like those soft browns in the foreground.

    Look at you, with the oil pastels!! :icon_cheers: Fun sketch of Zoe, too. What kind of paper is that? It's always annoyed me that so-called "pastel paper" has so much texture that they're practically divets that take several layers of OP if you want a smooth look like a watercolor. But I sure like that tone for the sketch. What brand OP are those?
     
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