Project – Drawing Fruit and Vegetables in Colour
Exercise – Drawing Using Oil Pastel
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.