Friday, 22 June 2007

Stay on Course

I've been hanging out for the weekend because I bought a box of 36 creamy, beautiful, delicate pastels last Sunday and I can't wait to use them. I don't know what I'll be sketching - maybe something I'll find on my morning walk tomorrow. I was quite inspired to discover that Degas used pastels for his beautiful ballerina (above). He used to dampen a fine brush and use that to work into the pastel for details. I'm not comparing myself to Degas of course!!- just someone who loves to draw and colour. I used to be paralysed by perfectionism, but Cal from ilovelife (see sidebar) has totally inspired me to just DO IT!

6 comments:

Paper Fan Club said...

I have always wanted to work in pastels, and have gradiose visions of making Degas-like creations. Yet, somehow I make it look like something a six-year-old did with a pack of crayons. Sigh.

Patti said...

How gorgeous! Enjoy every moment with them!

Annie said...

I love opening the boxes of pastels at school and just inhaling the colours (not the smell!).
Have fun..I will have a go too.

The Dude said...

you could sketch a picture of me!

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Helen said...

I will havwe a go at `doin it digi'
I hate getting dirty hands and making a mess. Good luck

Kal said...

Beautiful - I am a huge Degas fan, too So magical.