Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pastel Pencils!

I decided to buy a set of pastel pencils the other week, just to give them a go as I've always loved the look of pastel paintings but using them in the form of a pencil was more attractive to me.  I bought a set of 60 Faber Castell PITT pastel pencils and some paper and this is what I came up with for my first drawing.  I used a photo reference, it's a Cape Parrot (from South Africa I think).  I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.  I found the feathers quite difficult but with practice I think this is something I could get used to doing - drawing animals that is.


  1. Very nicely done Cat for your first attempt and like they say practice makes perfect:o)) Animals and birds are not the easeist subjects to do.
    Take care and have a good week.
    Hugs Lyn x

  2. Beautiful pastel painting!

    Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop!
    Glad I found your blog through the hop...
    I am your newest follower!

    All the best,
    Mary C. Nasser