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A sketch a day: storm

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: storm ~ pastel & charcoal, 6" x 4"

A sketch a day: storm ~ pastel & charcoal, 6″ x 4″

A somewhat failed experiment with charcoal on top of soft pastels – I was aiming for a little different, more dramatic look. Apparently a workable fixative is not capable of holding even a thin amount of pastel in place, and it keeps mixing with charcoal. I wonder what would work better?

A sketch a day: at the beach

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: at the beach ~ digital art

digital art

A joint effort of Corel Painter Mobile and Art Flow (both Android apps), with Painter carrying out most of it because it is so good at faking oil paints. I don’t like how real oils smell and how messy the entire process is, so digital looks like a nice alternative.