Pastels are my favorite media. There is something about this media that adds character and feeling to my drawings. I remember drawing when as a child, but being always busy, I could never really develop this expressive form of art. Now, a little older, I finally found the time to concentrate in what I really love to do.
I hope you find my drawings to be pleasing as well.
I call this piece "Duck Study". I used charcoal and a little dark conte pastel in the dark areas. This is a study in textures. Note the likeness of feathers, the quilt, the curtain, the reflections on the toaster, the shininess in the various surfaces. This is an 18 x 24 inch drawing on Strathmore paper. I had a setup on a table and did this drawing while standing up using an easel. There was a doll hanging in the top right side but was not able to fit it in my drawing. The duck is an actual animal and it was placed backwards on purpose, I thought it looked more interesting like this. And of course, it was a stuffed animal.
This is an 18 x 24 drawing on Strathmore paper of a Pencil Sharpener in close up view. I used charcoal throughout the image, and black conte pastel just for the dark areas. When you bring things up to close view in a large drawing, charcoal would be a great material to use. Notice the light and shadows, the fine lines, the shading in the bottom grooves, the reflections of the screw on the surface. The piece comes to life when looking at the details.