Thursday, May 31, 2012

Long time coming

I am happy to say, that I have finished a new piece. I am a little disturbed to add that this is my first finished piece in more than a year. The last piece was an interpretation of a fairy tale done for an art order contest.

Considering how much I have been sketching the past 6 months, it seems impossible that I haven't done any pastel work in almost exactly 365 days!! That being said, here it is.

I believe the original sketch was done in October. I wasn't really planning to go any further with it, but in early April I came across it in my sketch book and and idea started to develop. Still, it took a very more weeks before I was ready to take it to finish.

This was roughly between 12 and 20 hours of pastel work (not entirely sure because I rarely document the amount of time spent on something). I'm pretty happy with the results, though I have noticed that I frequently use a red orange/violet/yellow orange color palette. I'm determined to make the next piece pink or blue green. Maybe both!