So I have finally make a start on the next ‘masterpiece’! Not one for going big I think I am going to regret A2 size – it is going to take me forever to finish. The test will be whether I get bored before that happens.
Finally, something half decent! A pencil drawing of my youngest. In case anyone is wondering he is holding a menu over his head! This is so much better than the last two pictures I attempted which were filed in the bin (although they were pastel landscapes – maybe they are just not my thing).
This does still have some issues but good to do something ok again.
So, in the last week I have attempted to work with some WhSmith own brand soft pastels with no technical knowledge. Given the picture below, which was done in the same week as the landscape scene, I think something must have clicked! Now onwards with some better pastels, better compositions and a bit more time.
So this is where I am now. The above picture, drawn from a Steve McCurry photograph, is a culmination of above 5 years practice – more off than on! This is the same picture 5 years ago
Here I attempt to show what has come before and what is to come to hopefully illustrate progress – only time will tell. More content on its way!