Monday, December 13, 2010

Fiddling around with pastels.

Here are three pieces I've been working on for a children's magazine job; I've been trying to find some way of working that doesn't change the process or overall quality of a piece, but makes the process a little more portable, a little more direct. The sketches are pencil and white gouache on gray Canson paper, which how I usually roll, whereas the finals are pastel, conte and charcoal over gouache on various shades of Rives BFK printmaking paper. The originals range in size from 13"x 17" to about 6.5" x 15".

I won't show you the poor wooden mannequin that I dressed in a tissue paper sari after watching way too many "how to wear a sari" videos on YouTube...