Evelyn’s Cat

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Books, Charcoal, Drawing, My Artwork, Pastel, Pencil, Technique | No Comments

Joey, 24 x16", Pastel on Felt Gray (Gris fumée) Canson Mi-teintes paper

Evelyn’s Cat (Joey) , 24 x16″, Pastel on Felt Gray (Gris fumée) Canson Mi-teintes paper

My friend, Evelyn Chin, commissioned me to do a portrait of her cat that she loves and this is the result. I bought a complete set of Prismacolor Nupastel pastelsir?t=onpai 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000N312EC - Evelyn's Cat
and acomplete set of Carb-Othello pastel pencilsir?t=onpai 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0011UP7BK - Evelyn's Cat especially for this commission and it was great fun to work with these new materials.
After doing an underdrawing in soft vine charcoalir?t=onpai 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00DD5UTW8 - Evelyn's Cat, I finished with pastel in the next sitting. I worked with the pastel pencils first and gradually worked with the Nupastels. Generally I was working from harder material to softer material*. I could have continued with softer pastels as I also have a complete set of Rembrandt soft pastelsir?t=onpai 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0014KUGN6 - Evelyn's Cat which I’ve owned for many years, but I felt enough is enough, sometimes less is truly more, I wanted it to have some degree of spontaneity to it and I’m happy with the results that I got working with pastels fairly quickly.

*Working from harder to softer was something I picked up from Daniel Green’s book Pastel – A Comprehensive Guide to Pastel Paintingir?t=onpai 20&l=as2&o=1&a=0823039013 - Evelyn's Cat.

Evelyn's Cat

Evelyn’s Cat, Charcoal Drawing

Evelyn's Cat GIF

Evelyn’s Cat GIF