25/02: Febuary experiments. Soft pastel abstract sketches
Febuary experiments take an interesting turn….
I thought I’d try out a few new ideas in a material I haven’t fully explored before. Soft (or chalk) pastels are great for manipulating both strong bright and soft subtle colours. They are really messy – dust everywhere! What you end up with makes it all worthwhile though.
New materials are the way forward
The above sketch is a bit too complex. It’s early days and I’m going to try out a range of ideas based on zoomed in images of the landscape. I feel that there’s lots of fun and potential to be had with pastels. I have to be careful with colour combinations though. The second of the next two studies is by far the most controlled piece of the day.
Over doing it?
Again, this next sketch was a bit over worked but I can extract elements that work and discard bits that don’t. Have any comments or questions? Feel free to drop me a line on Twitter Leon Ridyard @DonaldFlake or Leonridyard40@outlook.com