One of my first experiments with Pan Pastels, a pastel medium that comes in little pans, much like women’s makeup. I’ve been using them for two years. I like them because they’re controllable and can be erased for highlights (and clouds!). They give me some of the qualities of watercolor, but with the control of drawing, which I’m much more comfortable with. I recently used them on textured watercolor paper for the book Wumbers.
We’re having a little party at the Art Box, an artist-owned art supply store in Geneva. Please join us to check out this great new store and rub elbows with the hoi-polloi of the Fox River valley.
It’s also a benefit for Aunt Mary’s Storybook project, so please bring a cash donation or new children’s book to contribute.
See you there!
A sketch I did for a book about hugs, written by Court Crandall. I had a day job at the time, which prevented me from doing the book, so this as far as I got. It was done in a hotel room, using a box of colored pencils purchased at the local Walgreen’s. Some of my best work is done in the most adverse conditions.
Our cat, Reba. Don’t be fooled by her slender appearance; the pencil takes off five pounds.