Sunday, October 10, 2010
Quick Draw II - Pumpkin
We saw countless fresh air markets and fields displaying pumpkins for sale. I decided to take advantage of the orange Tiziano paper to do this quick sketch of a pumpkin. The little Conte pastel kit has 12 crayons in good, basic colors, a sanguine and a black Conte pencil and a charcoal pencil, a kneaded eraser and a couple of tortillions for blending. It's perfect for painting on the go as it has a lot of stuff in a small space. I wish it were in a tin of some kind though as I had to put stretch wrap around the plastic base to hold everything in. Maybe I can find a tin of the right size one of these days.
It was fun and beneficial to do these little sketches - they not only saved me from total boredom riding hour after hour, I got to practice trees and rocks and other things that I normally can't get quite right in pastel.