Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Various College Work

Brought some work from college home yesterday, still have no idea where to put itall, as what I brought home isn't even half of what I did. We need another room in the flat. An art studio sounds like a great idea..hmm one day. A girl can dream.

The first drawing I did using the pastel and water technique. Neat effect that I want to keep playing with. I do like how it softens up the pastels and they blend together pretty well when water is added. Still have to deal with the dust from the pastels and they still can still smudge if they pastels are put down thickly.

Second attempt. Little more streaky then the last but I was using the pastels over the previously wetted down pastel layer. I think it might have worked better if I had of waited for the layer to dry, but I was just fooling around at this point trying to see what would happen.

And some quick 5 minute ink sketches :) I've been spending the last few classes sketching in ink, probably going to run out soon :p I knew before that I enjoyed drawing in ink, but I think if I had to choose between ink and coloured pencil, it would be a hard choice.

My schedule for classes changed. Just when you get use to where you need to go, you walk into the wrong class :p

14 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Very cool! I've always been interested in animal skulls...

Ann said...

Of course your ink drawings are always terrific! But I really like the way you are using color and line in these pastel drawings. Have you tried using crayons? No dust with wax crayons. Or Neocolors II, you can blend those with water or leave as is.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I'm in awe of people who use ink. It's so bold and confident as a medium!

Shashi Nayagam said...

These sketches are beautifull!!

Virginia said...

I like the skulls! Gorgeous.

Pen and ink have always been my favorite. I think it's because I usually go for stark and bold all at the same time.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I remember doing a sheep or goat skull in college. I sat next to a guy who was so amazing it was demoralizing! LOL! Nice job...

Tweed Delights said...

Love seeing all your drawings like this - they look great :)!

Linda Fleming said...

Jennifer, those are great! You make me want to try pastels. But hell, I can't even manage to get decent results with my watercplor pencils..grrr... I should just bite the bullet and take a class at the local art guild.

Serena said...

LOVE your sketches, Jennifer...those ink ones are really drawing my attention! Nice work!

Chrissy said...

Really nice to see different mediums and yet your are still retaining your individual style! nice one

kaslkaos said...

I found a skull like that, thought at the time it might make a nice garden ornament, realized the it make the neighbours think I was psycho so I stashed in the shed. Looks like I might have a use for it after all.
Finally, get to see your college work. All that creative stretching is good, isn't it!

Little Miss Baker said...

This is very cool! You are so talented my friend :) I love the colors of the second picture. Very nice!

Little Miss Baker said...

Love it!

Jennifer Rose said...

jennifer skulls are really interesting. shame a lot of people just focus on the morbid aspect of them :/

ann thank you :) i have some neocolors but have been hording them lol don't want to waste them

sandy, thanks :)

thank you shashi :)

thanks Virginia :)

michelle, i feel like that all the time lol :) but the people that can draw very well don't think they can :/

alison, thanks :)

thanks linda :) bite the bullet!

thanks serena :)

thank you chrissy :)

ingrid you should have put the skull in the garden. meh to what the neighbours think :) the sketching is good, just a lot of work

thank you Rhiannon :)