26 Mar
Impala and an Interview

I decided to draw an animal for a change, after doing so many portraits recently. I chose this impala because I thought the composition, light, shadows and reflection added some interest for the viewer. This time I didn't use my favorite surface, but instead chose a paper I tried in the past but got so frustrated with it, I didn't even finish the drawing. I always want to give supplies a second chance, and I decided I like it better for animals than I do for portraits. Drawing the impala was smooth sailing. The dirt, on the other hand, was quite a challenge!  I used a combination of colored pencils and pastels.  The original will be for sale at my art exhibit.  The reception is on June 5th from 5:30 - 7:30 at Center Place in Brandon - mark your calendars!  Prints will also be available.

In other news...I have an Instagram account for my artwork, but I don't pay too much attention to it.  To my surprise, a fellow artist who has followed me for quite awhile on Instagram nominated me to be interviewed by CanvasRebel.   It is an online space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs to be able to learn from their peers through the magic and power of storytelling.  Their website says "There is so much we can learn from each other and we hope these stories inspire you to pursue your passion and support those who are doing so themselves."  If you'd like to read the interview, click here.

If you'd like know more about specific surfaces for pastels and combination of materials, let me know in the comments.

Until next time,


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