Friday, May 27, 2011

A Sketch Begins - original oil pastel figurative drawing

The model got tired and got up, so, of course, I had to stop.   Every single time that I've tried to finish something after the model left, the drawing lost its life and emotion.  Even if the model returned, I wouldn't work on this drawing any longer because I had the "feeling" while I was working on this quick sketch and I just don't think it's coming back.  Sometimes "unfinished" works better, anyway. 
I used 9 x 12"Sennelier Carte d'Art which has a rough finish that helps me stay loose. Check out my blog for oil pastel to see my work there.  Thanks so much for visiting Hackberry Street Studio - I'm always glad to see you here!

4 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Very nice. It works unfinished. I like how the scribbles lead the eye up to the figure.

Connie said...

Thank you Susan - I appreciate your comment very much - glad you stopped by!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

You are so right. Unfinished becomes the finished piece. I like the blue/red blocks against her more detailed features.

Connie said...

Thank you, Dale - I'm glad you like my finished/unfinished drawing. Sometimes I fret that viewers won't understand, so I really appreciate your feedback!