Saturday, 23 August 2008

I Did It With Mirrors

'I Did It With Mirrors'
17cm x 24cm
Pastel Pencils & Coloured Pencil on Paper
This seemed like a really good idea when I thought of it. Two eggs in plain egg cups on two mirrors. Turned out to be a bit of a mindbender, plus the fact I'd decided to try out a new medium - I've never used pastel pencils (or any other pastels for that matter) before this. Having said that I enjoyed doing it and I think bits of it work really well. I like the way the eggs came out, it's almost an airbrushed effect and I like bits of the background too. A bit disappointed with the egg cups, they are in fact white ceramic but look like stainless steel here. I think it's because I lost my nerve and opted for coloured pencil instead of sticking to pastel pencil... There's a softness about the pastel effect I like and I'll certainly be coming back to it.
Also decided to have a go at the August Virtual Sketch Date (link on the right) which should keep me busy for a while this week...


Quilt Knit said...

Please note at Flickr, I have the Grayscale up for viewing. Note also, when you click on the photo in Flickr, You pick the size you like. It is at the top to the right, it is in a Flickr adjustment program.

Oh! the eggs are wonderful! Sorry to take up your
blog space and did not see an email.
Thanks so much for participating.

((( Circle of Cabbage Hugs ))
Sherrie Roberts

Quilt Knit said...

I am sorry Andy, I forgot to say a Grayscale for the VSD - Vitual sketch Day.


Andy said...

Thanks the grayscale pic. Didn't realise my email wasn't available - it is now!

The VSD pic is great by the way, couldn't wait so I've made a start on it already! Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.


lesliesblogger said...

I stopped by from the Virtual Sketch Date Blog to say "hello", and that I love your art.
You also have an impressive list of artists in the sidebar. Great inspiration, all.

Andy said...

Hi Leslie and thanks for the encouragement.

Yes, they're an impressive bunch in the sidebar, and as you say very inspiring...