After watching another vid from Mitsi B I decided to drag out the dreaded oil pastels and give them another go...
I watched Mitsi use them on a black background, so my 1st attempt was done on black paper, which claimed to be suitable...
I rough sketched a male face and started building up layers of colour
(think I liked this stage best)
then roughed in the background
(his head got a bit flat :S)
and though the finished? piece wasn't too bad(I like the sketchiness) the pastels wouldn't blend and just clumped :(
So I grabbed a piece of the coloured and textured paper also claiming to be suitable and started sketching a female face.
The crayons seem to blend much better on this paper
and I felt much more confident working on it
I think the textured paper is much better to work on as it grabs and holds on to the crayon
Both these characters seem a little sad, but sometimes you can't fight your mood. I am not sad for myself, I'm fine, but some days there is just too much sadness in our world.
SO BE HAPPY!!!!!
Enjoy :D XXX