Saturday, April 23, 2011

How I did it: my Easter Lamb

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

My supplies: sketch paper for pastels, any tissue paper, plastic eraser, pencil, hard & soft pastels.

I pick out my basic colors first. I drew the lamb off the top of my head ;)

Pupil first with blue iris, then white for the wool!

Next, the ears and face soft peach.

basic wash with the face

I used baby blue for the ribbon next

I smoothed out the color with a small corner of the paper towel

I used hard pastel sky blue for the highlights of the ribbon

blue  soft pastel for the shadows

effect of 3 shades of blue

I softened the effect with the tissue

using a darker shade of peach, I created shadow under the ears, under the eyes and by the mouth.

Like this!

next I used soft gray as shadow for the wool

I grabbed a darker shade of gray soft pastel to create dimension

and darker shade of gray to define

I decided that the ribbon lacked definition, so I used a darker blue and outlined here and there

Now for the eyes! I used a Sharpie Pen and defined the lashes and the eyes a bit.

The tips of ears, under the nostril and mouth needed a bit more blush.

And I'm DONE!

Happy Easter!