For the first day of the undersea theme I decided to do a marker drawing of a penguin to combine the ‘under the sea’ theme with the drawing challenge from creativebug, which was to draw a bird. Obviously the marker drawing, after I had sketched it out, turned into a pastel painting. My Sennelier pastels were sitting on my shelf somewhat disused and forlorn because I have been working more with acrylics and colored pencil as of late, so I decided to give them some love and brave the dust. I think it is somewhat successful, but I might desaturate and roughen the ice boulder in the center of the painting; it distracts from the main focus, the penguin. The reference photo I used was much darker and had very little contrast, so the colors are somewhat fanciful.
For the past two days I’ve been participating in and trying to catch up on the Creativebug.com monthly drawing challenge for March since the 28toMake from February is over. Here’s my efforts so far:
What I’m starting to realize is that I either need to make close friends with a photographer or buy a better camera. I still have two days to catch up on, wish me luck!