Six months ago I purchased 2 full sets of pastel pencils and a full 120 set of pastel sticks and a pad of Pastelmat paper.. without trying any of them first.. Maybe a silly decision! Turns out I HATE the feel of pastels on the sanded paper. The feel of it goes straight through me – sort of like how nails on a chalk board makes some people cringe! I will be doing more pastel pieces and am determined to like them haha!
Well because I had invested a fair chunk of money into these supplies I pushed through it and created this as my first pastel drawing. I always knew with this piece I wanted to try some bright colours for the background. So I went with some blues and greens which I wanted to resemble the distant green hue of the northern lights type effect. I then added some of the white pastel to create his breath and was pleased with how that overlapped the blue background.
I then thought .. Lets try something completely different and not my normal style and make this piece have a magical type feel. So I added some twinkly stars and I felt it completed this piece. A few of the background colours layered into the fur to make it feel part of the new environment and this piece was finished :). I’m pleased to say that this sold as soon as it was finished and its being professionally mounted ready to be shipping to its new home in Scotland!