Sunday, March 1, 2009
Illustration Friday: BREEZY
Listening to the Reds-Yankees spring training game on the radio right now. It sure is breezy in Sarasota, Florida, and every breeze is blowing toward the outfield. Eight home runs so far between the two teams!
I'm playing with oil pastels today because someone guessed in an earlier comment that I was already using them. I usually use dry pastels, but I did use a lot of oil pastels back in high school, so I thought they'd be fun to revisit. Pros: Oil pastels are easier on dry, winter skin. They don't come in pencil form, so they force me to loosen up. They work much better on the "pastel paper" I just bought for fun than do my dry pastels. Cons: They don't come in pencil form, so I have much much less control over my artwork. I can't build up as many layers of color, nor can I smear them with my fingers to blend.
Still, a fun experiment!