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on: June 18, 2017, 05:37:08 AM
I attended a 3 day workshop - all about emotional intelligence, meditation and other good things one could learn and master. Ofcourse there was a creativity corner to express emotions. This dove is one of my fast pastel sketches. The other two I would rather not present...🙄 too expressive...😅
It was so lovely to hold pastels in my fingers again. Just a fast sketch, but still sharing this with you.

« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 05:44:29 AM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 05:41:29 AM
Very good for a fast sketch Gita.  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:47:08 AM
Thanks Val, these were Veng pastels. I liked the quality.
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Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 09:29:11 AM
Excellent sketch Gita!  I like it a lot.
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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 11:18:23 AM
soft and serene  :smitten:
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Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 12:42:26 PM
Veng.... I shall have to look them up, never heard of that brand....there are soooo many!  :D

What was the hardness like?
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Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 12:46:07 PM
Gita, those is soft and lovely.

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Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 02:12:12 AM
Gita,  A wonderful way of expressing oneself -  especially if done quickly!   I like your dove of peace,  showing your artistic side and your emotion.  :clap:

And like Val,  I am curious about the pastels.
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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 03:06:46 AM
Thank you so much Jillh, Win, mea, Cath.  :smitten:

It was interesting to see the mental result of the workshop. I sketched this on the last day. I opted to paint a subject which is symbolic for peace and harmony. Before, I did not believe in such workshops but now I think  development of emotional skills should begin even in schools.  :whistle:

Cath, Val,  these pastels powdered easily (not hard) and had a high pigment intensity ( I had to take care not to put too much colour and not to press hard!) I could smudge the colour easily on the paper. The colours were brilliant. It was a set of maybe 42 pastels? I had a good feeling with these. In fact, now I understand when Patricia and Fiona talk about pastels as "forgiving". :smiley6600:

I searched for the firm name "veng"  in google and amazon. Unfortuntely, could not trace it.  :P. But I was amazed to see that they sell pastels costing even upto $1600 (this was the girault 300 collection).
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Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 07:51:36 AM
When I was in the US visiting a friend on the way back to Roatan, I did get to check out a few shops. I saw some sets that sold for over US$3,000.!!!   :cost:       :faint:    Won't be buying any of those too soon!   :think: Wonder how much one would cost....   ::)    :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 12:36:06 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful sketch of the peace dove Gita. So pleased to hear that you are loving the pastels as much as Fi and I do.


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Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 02:33:13 PM
Gosh Val, have they got real gems ground into them? My mungyo cost me £3.99 i guess about $4.50.
They'll do while i'm learning  :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 04:32:48 PM
I bought a Mungyo set of 48 for Q94 which would be roughly US$12.  The 48 Staedtler were a bit more expensive but had beautiful rich colours and felt like velvet. Just love my pastels!  :smitten:   As you say, good enough for learning.  O0
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Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 05:58:30 PM
Absolutely wonderful ! :clap: :clap:  :clap:

My only comment would be to put more contrast between the dove and the background... so it pop out and become a focal point.  Your "fast-sketch " is very close to a master painting in my eyes  O0
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Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 02:20:07 AM
Thank you Patricia! Patricia, now I can watch your paintings with different eyes. Annie, you thrill me with your compliment. I shall try to apply your suggestion.
Val, so pastels could be costlier than Gold!   :o. My "Boesner" pastels were affordable, too. I could think of combining pastels with WC in future.
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