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        09-08-2009, 10:30 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Some of my work

    Just a handfull of my drawings
    I do mainly horses and dogs, although have done other pet animals too, when I'm not doing commission work I also do a bit of wildlife/landscape work to change what I do a little :) I use prefer to use soft pastels with charcoal but also use alot of graphite.

    Dog that I'm working on at the moment


    Graphite horse


    Pastel Cat


    Graphite foal


    Pastel horse 'bits'








    Sorry about the overload of photos!!!!
         
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        09-08-2009, 10:36 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    They're gorgeous, I love them! Wish I could do color. Your kitty is beautiful, and I love the pencil horse head. The little Jack Russel is fantastic.
         
        09-09-2009, 12:16 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Awesome artwork. I especially love the pastel drawings. I want so badly to try soft pastels. I was at the art store the other day picking up a sketch pad and came so close to buying a set of soft pastels to experiment with, but they are so flipping expensive. Agh!!!
         
        09-09-2009, 12:17 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    I hate to ask this because I feel rude put could you draw my horse for me? I wont post pictures unless you say its ok :)
         
        09-09-2009, 12:26 AM
      #5
    Trained
    Go on, give in to the temptation and buy a set You'll either hate or love them!! Only thing is that they're pricey to draw with, you have to use a paper with 'teeth' and the pastels can be **** expensive if you buy really good ones!! I use mainly Rembrandt and absolutely love them, but have to charge a little more now for my work to cover the cost of using them.
    They go onto the paper so beautifully though, and I find them much more forgiving than graphite as you can just continue going over mistakes and get away with a little more.
         
        09-09-2009, 12:29 AM
      #6
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Domino13011    
    I hate to ask this because I feel rude put could you draw my horse for me? I wont post pictures unless you say its ok :)
    Hey there :) I'm happy to do it but it won't be for a little while as I have 3 paying commissions to get through in the next 2 months and since each one takes me over 20hours to finish and I work 6/7 days a week they do take a while to do!! But in saying that, I'm happy to do one for you but it'll have my water mark on it for copyright and if you don't want it sent out and go through the whole commission process I'd like to keep it for my own records as I hardly have anything in my portfolio- they are all commissiosn and get sent away!!
         
        09-09-2009, 07:05 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    That's absolutely amazing!!
         
        09-10-2009, 05:36 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Oh my goodness, I would kill to be that talented!! I love art so much, but I don't have enough time to dedicate to it to really do my best.

    So I've tried soft pastels, but they were cheap. Like beyond cheap, they were.... CHEAP. I personally hated them, but do you think the fact that they were horrible quality alone is enough to make me hate them... or am I just not a softie person? They also weren't very soft. They felt very similar to chalk minus the excessive powder. Shouldn't they feel a lot softer?
         
        09-10-2009, 05:58 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Gorgeous!!!
         
        09-10-2009, 11:21 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PonyGirl93    
    Oh my goodness, I would kill to be that talented!! I love art so much, but I don't have enough time to dedicate to it to really do my best.

    So I've tried soft pastels, but they were cheap. Like beyond cheap, they were.... CHEAP. I personally hated them, but do you think the fact that they were horrible quality alone is enough to make me hate them... or am I just not a softie person? They also weren't very soft. They felt very similar to chalk minus the excessive powder. Shouldn't they feel a lot softer?
    Yep I'd say that'd put you off pretty well haha! Your's also sound more like 'hard patels' which as you said, are more like chalk with less pigment/gum to bind them, making them more chalk like. I do use hard pastels a little in my work to get some of the details, but much prefer soft. I also use a fair bit of charcoal and pastel pencil in them as well.
    What paper did you use them on? This can make a huge different to the effect you get from them as well. If you used normal drawing paper you would have no luck with them as it would be impossible to layer colours and the pastel would just fall off. You need a 'toothed' paper to really work pastels to their full effect. I use Canson mi-teintes and love it, but there are many different ones to try. SOme peopel prefer different surfaces so it's really a case of experimenting until you find one that works for you ;)
         

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