Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mangroves - pastel and a spray of varnish

from w
The varnish in a spray can isn't quite like the fixative I used to use and the kerosene, or perhaps turps, was a bit too powerful and altered the pastels a bit. Anyway a drawing - A3 size - of mangroves in felt pen was altered a bit with pastels. The paper was a pale orange to start with. I wanted it to be a kind of allover pattern rather than have a special focus on one spot in the picture.

Any suggestions of a better kind of spray to 'set' the pastels so that they don't smudge?


Blogger Alison said...

I love these - they are so graphic - such interesting shapes and curves

8:15 PM  
Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

I dunno...I almost think the smudges add an interesting effect.

4:42 AM  

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