Monday, October 05, 2009

Ha Ha!

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Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

I was going insane not drawing. A splint helps a little, but I still drop pencils a lot. I was trying to think of something thicker then a pencil to try. Forgot I had the soft pastels from college in my bag, so decided to those.

Eureka! I can draw again. Sort of lol. Its not perfect and not my usual style but I really like the results :)

If I end up only being able to use pastels, I am going to spend a lot of time practising. And since even a good set of soft pastels is not that much money, I'm not worried about using this set up. Can get another (I really want a set of 48 or more soft pastels). I will end up with a lot of coloured pencils to get rid of though. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.

This was drawn for Jeanette's apple challenge :)

Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip
Practice makes perfect they say (whos they?).


Ann said...

I love the colors you used, it's a very expressive apple! Good job with the pastels, you may just have found a new media :-)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

It's beautiful, great job!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Your apple turned out really nice!

Serena said...

At last, I'm feeling well enough to catch up with some of my fave blogs.

I sure hope the MS flare-up settles down for must be very frustrating for you not to be able to use your pencils without difficulty, however, you are pretty darned good with those pastels. Great job on the apple!

Chrissy said...

That is one lucious looking apple :D nice job. Sorry that you are having a hard time of it right now, it must be hugely frustrating.
Having spent a week or so experimenting, the results can sometimes be frustrating but this looks like a damn good result to me :D

pett paintings said...

Well I like your style! This little apple is absolutely edible, love the colours......I think you're going to enjoy using pastels as much as I do!

JudiA said...

I can only imagine how awful it must have been not to be able to draw, but you have certainly taken to pastels like an old pro. I have always loved your style, but I like the new impressionistic look too. Be well soon!

HElen said...

Great job on this apple! So full of colors! Glad you are back to drawing!

Jennifer Rose said...

thank you Ann :) I forgot how much I loved using soft pastels in high school. def. going to use them more :)

thanks Jennifer :D

thank you Norma :)

really glad you are feeling better Serena :) thanks, its very frustrating but at least its not getting worse :)

chrissy- thanks :D was fun to do to :) experimenting can be so much fun and you never have to show anyone lol

pett- thank you :D i did enjoy using them, well not the pastel dust :p could live without that lol

Judi- thanks :D

Helen- thank you :)

Michelle Eaton said...

I really love how you have done the apple. It looks great!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Tha apple looks amazing - your pastel work is beautiful.

I had a thought - here you can buy grips to put on pencils and pens. Sort of trainers usually used for kids when they are learning to write. They do make the pencil a lot thicker and much more comfy to hold. Have you seen them before? If not I could send you one.

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks Michelle :)

Liesl- we havent been able to find them here which is really odd. i am going to try the pound store but if i cant find them there will i have no idea where i would. drives me crazy as i know i've seen them before here. i think they would help a lot, especially if i don't get 100% of the feeling back in my hands. thank you for the offer, might have to except if i cant find any this weekend :)

Jo Castillo said...

Beautiful apple, you certainly have "the touch" in this one. Very nice.

Jeanette said...

this works well. I love the colour and shine on it.

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks Jo and Jeanette :)

kaslkaos said...

Catching up on your blog backwards. So now I know, it is soft pastels and rainbow sneezes. And so the pastels are obviously working for you. A good solution.