Project – Drawing Fruit and Vegetables in Colour

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Exercise – Drawing Using Oil Pastel

A first drawing in oil pastels for me so a little practice was needed beforehand.IMG_0098_edited-2

 The exercise anticipated layering and, in places, hard pressure strokes which, say, in the red pepper turned out okay but it was difficult to depict shape with those strokes.

I found it difficult to use a light touch with the crayons. The upright avocado requires three colours and the cloying/clogging of the darker/later colours spoiled the lighter touch of the previous colours. In the end I reduced the worst elements with a knife blade which actually looks quite good.

Not a favourite medium as it was difficult to get the exact detail I require but I liked the “sparkle” effect a light stroke gave and maybe if the crayons are sharpened I can develop a style.

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