Furry Friend Friday

I’ve been practicing drawing some more animals and wanted to share Mr. Fox and this gentlemanly bunny with you. I’ve been experimenting with a variety of media. Happy Furry Friend Friday!

mr-fox

Materials: acrylic paint: colored pencil, crayon, soft pastel, pencil, patterned paper

party-bunny

Materials: patterned paper, colored pencil, pencil, ribbon bow embellishment, crayon, soft pastel

Playing with Pastels

I bought a set of chalk pastels (AKA soft pastels) at Michael’s for five dollars and fell in love with them. I’d like to invest in some higher quality ones someday, but for now they will do the job. My favorite technique is to rub them with my fingertips on chipboard. In case you are not familiar with chipboard, it is the material jigsaw puzzles are usually made of. The gray backside of the puzzle pieces has the texture I’m referring to. Here are some of my soft pastel on chipboard experiments. The bunny is my favorite because the combination of media created the perfect texture for a well-loved stuffed toy. Instead of fixative spray, I used cheap hairspray to set the chalk.

chipboard-croc-and-pastels

Materials: chipboard, cardstock and soft pastels

bird-on-branch

Materials: patterned paper, chipboard, chalk pastels

 

bunny-in-pastels

Materials: chipboard, chalk pastels, cardstock

pastels-on-chipboard1

Materials: watercolors, chalk pastels and chipboard