Monday, 6 February 2012

A big mess + Love Spell

For 4 days I've been working on this drawing which will be included in a book later this year. It's a mix of many mediums; charcoal, markers, colour pencils and my long forgotten pastels. It's been nice to have them out again and I remember why I used to love pastels so much. Their softness is unlike any other traditional medium.
It's in the lines of my usual work which I very much wanted it to be since it will be a book with various artists. The theme you might have guessed. I'll let you know more later this year when it's published. For now I can't say much more.

A little bit about the drawing. The model is my friend Anja-Amanda from a Victorian photo shoot we did late last year. It's done in our apartment on my amazing Rococo chair I got from my family at my 32nd birthday. I absolutely love it and fits perfect in our dinner room and for this specific shoot.
I used a huge amount of time on everything in the drawing. I will be posting a step by step of it once I have all the images resized etc.

 Trying out colours
Here's the new drawing materials I bought past weekends.
Schminke and Faber Castell pastels for 2 upcoming projects with blue tones and the other one a spring theme with lime or olive green I haven't quite decided yet. It's hard to find a not too neon like lime green I feel. I also recently got into Copics Ciao markers, they are really great to work with as the brush is more pencil like compared to the normal Copics and Pro Markers.

 It's been really good and messy to get back to pastels, I also seem to have forgotten how all over they are and how not to wear anything light coloured. I'll keep you updated on my new book illustration very soon (Navajo ones I mentioned).
Have a great week.


Ben Jones said...

Interested to see your work with pastels.

Zindy S. D. Nielsen said...

I have many pastel drawings from some years back, as I used to work in pastel all the time, but stopped for some years. Hoping to find the same passion for them again eventually.

Ester Durães said...

this is so so beautiful, Zindy! your artwork is so inspiring, I'm so excited to see all your new illustrations and drawings for the book :) I have no idea how you're able to mix so many different mediums in the same drawing but it definitely sounds challenging, thanks for sharing!!

Sarah Ketchersid said...

I love the deep red background color

nihrida said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see more.

Stravadorskiy said...

i love your works!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 this pastels drawings is beautiful!
xoxo from Slovenia!!!

Caitlan said...

Pastels really are amazing. And those reds and pinks are so luscious

Sydney L. said...

stunning! cant believe it ISNT drawn by computer

Mani said...

I have been your great fan and i learnt my pencil sketching from your art. Your drawing always facinate me. Good work on this as well.

Daniela said...

It's impressive how you dominate so many different mediums. The dress is so beautiful <3

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