Exercise 1.2: Experimenting with Media – Reflection

Time to reflect on my drawings from exercise 1.2. Although I’m used to drawing with pencil or pen, trying the soft pastels and oil pastels were completely new for me. My favourite was definitely the soft pastels. I just love how you can move the pastel around the page to create bold defining colours as well as smudging one colour or a few colours together to create a softer look. I found the highlighter drawing the most challenging, because once the ink has touched the paper it was difficult to change without adding more depth by turning the pen sideways, you can’t then take it away, whereas with the pastels you have the freedom to do soft short strokes without it having the finished look, you can add more colour on top of other colours until you find the desired look.

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