Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lousy Pastel that can't be saved

I posted a couple weeks ago this drawing of the buffalo and asking for help. I knew it wasn't done and it needed something but I was stuck. Leigh suggested I was lacking a focal point. Exactly! You nailed it for me Leigh, thanks!

So, here it was before.

And here is after I did a bit of work to it.

I tried to move the viewers eye towards the buffalo and center. I'm still not happy with it though. I think the best I can do is just put it away for now and work on something else.

It's hard to find long interrupted time periods in order to draw since I have kids. Working in short time spurts makes it difficult to really get into a drawing and do quality work. Before kids I could work for hours at a time. Someday I'll get that again.

I've started some small colored pencil drawings on black board lately of yucca plants that I'll try to share with you sometime next week.


  1. Some days you have it, and some days you don't. I like your idea of refocusing! We all need to do that more often!

  2. WOW. If this is what you're doing without having much time, how awesome are you once you actually do have enough time? This drawing is awesome in my eyes :)

  3. I'm in agreement with Bettina. I think it's really great! :)


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