03/03/2012

PAN PASTELS

Okay you know what it is like you have supplies that you have but have never used - I was like that with my Pan Pastels...I had them in their boxes waiting for the courage to use them. I decided to watch a few videos on the Pan Pastel site; having done so I decided to bite the bullet. I took the Pans out of their boxes and put them in to palette trays - and hey presto ready to go...
Just look at all those delicious colours, mouth watering.
Anyway with some trepidation I sketched out a girl, I made her big as this was the first time I had used them and thought that using the sponges etc in small places might prove tricky. This was the end result...

Now over on Facebook  have a friend, Ian, from Alberquerque, NM he pointed out that the eyes could have more depth and pointed me in the direction to do so, I heeded his advice (he was an art teacher) as he is very talented and changed her eyes, look at this picture and see the difference darkening the bottom lid and the edge of the iris to see the difference it made...
See how it makes the eyes more realistic and gives them depth, a great tip and one I will use now in my art.

I was so amazed at how much fun I had creating this lady called "Giselle" - Ian likes to name my ladies. That of course I had to play again.

I had a fairy come to mind so I started work on her - I have to confess that there is a lot of rubbing out, amending and so on till I get to the point where I am happy with the sketch, then it is time to start adding the colour.
My fairy turned out like this - she is called "Angelique"

I have to say I love her - and hey I was so surprised at the comments on Facebook; I am now starting to believe in myself.
I had the BEST comment from Christy Sobolewski... she wrote

 I have always been able to pick out your work from a sea of artists. That is something to be proud of. I'm just glad you are creating more! So good to see that!


Seriously I can't begin to tell you how my heart soared when I read that - it told me that I had my own style, and yes I am so proud of that. 
The support I have received is beyond...and I would like to THANK YOU, all of you, who comment when I post to FB - it means the world.


And so I shall share here my newest creation, all Thanks to those delicious Pan Pastels, she is yet to be named as she is not on FB yet, do you want to see her? Here she is...




This piece is called "Penny for your thoughts"
Thanks for dropping by, the next post will be about a GIVEAWAY - I would have done it sooner but I believe some people have not been able to leave a comment, I shall use this post as a tester, if it works again, and I hope it will I will post details next time around, THANKS again

9 comments:

Bev said...

Lovely, as always Dawn :)
I think the "Angelique" fairy is my favourite one yet

Anonymous said...

Beautiful again, Dawn. Have added your blog to my favourites. Rosemary (Life book)

Barbara said...

Simply stunning....the 'ladies of dawn' are just so beautiful. I remember when you first began and just look how far you have come....your latest eyes....are pools to the soul...deep...peaceful....loving....(go dawn...and ian!!)

Denise J. Phillips said...

I haven't tried the pastels, but your fabulous examples makes me want to try them! Really well done!!! Great blog too!!! Just signed on! Cheers!!!

Shutterbug said...

Im waiting on the dates that you will be available for an Art Show in Missouri(:

Ann said...

Very pretty! I haven't used pan pastels yet but I beleive you have inspired me!

Diane said...

Dawn---you are awesome!!
You've taken your wings and your soaring now!! Beautiful!!
P.S. I have just a few of the pan pastels and used them a little--love the way the color goes on....

Bev said...

im like u i have them and they scare me lol love what u have done here just gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,
Love , love , love the fairy , she's beautiful........and pan pastel WOW......
love
Lorraine xxx