Oil pastels on paper A4
Last two weeks (11-25.03) I relaxed with my family on Fuerteventura, where I created five fast drawings. All of it I was inspired environment and events we experienced there. But before I started describe every drawing I give you some facts about this place.
Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located near north-western coast of Africa. It is second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife, and it belongs politically to Spain. We were on the south of this beautiful island in the city Morro Jable. Temperature in March during our visit was between 23 to 27 degrees Celsius and it was windy, so perceptible temperature was about 20 degrees.
When I packed at home I knew I won’t spend all day to drawing or painting so I took just graphite pencils and 12 basic colours of oil pastels. I thought it will be enough. I usually use more colours when I draw by oil pastels but I didn’t want to take it all because my luggage would be to heavy.
First fast drawing which I was created was a portrait of giraffe’s head. I saw this photo on flyer on Oasis Park in Fuerteventura. I used oil pastels. The result you can see below.
It was first time when I realised I’m not used to such a small numbers of colours of my pastels. I tried to mixed them but still I felt the lack of colours.
Fast drawing no. 2 presents a windy palm tree. It was the view from our room in the hotel so I sat on the terrace and decided to draw it. I thought that second drawing drew by oil pastels will be better but in there I also felt twelve colours is definitely too small to draw it in proper way. But I started so I did my best to finish it.
The photo on the right you can see a real windy palm tree but below you can see my drawing of it.
After three days our son got a cold. He has a fewer and a cough. I don’t know when he get sick – maybe in airplane or maybe on the island. It is hard to say, but during fewer he usually is sleepy and very querulous. I try almost everything to help him to his mood was better. So I gave him my sketchbook and a pencil to make him curious. And he started to draw.
The result of his fun you can see in the photo on the left. He is 1,5 years old so he got bored after ten minutes but during this time he stopped thinking how bad he feels and even smile to us. When he finished I decided to use his art. I think it is very good idea for improving oneself creativity. I wonder and I decided it will be some flowers on the meadow. My correction of his art you can see below. That’s how fast drawing no. 3 titled “Wildflowers” was created.
This drawing and two next was made by graphite pencils. I really likes colours but not just twelve.
Next fast drawing no. 4 presents a skeleton of the sperm whale. The real photo you can see on the right. This skeleton in real is in Morro Jable. The animal is one of biggest on the world and the biggest predator. It is in danger of extinction. The name of this whale is connected with a half-liquid substance
found within the whale’s head called spermaceti which looks like a sperm. This substance is used in pharmaceutical industry.
Below you can see my drawing of this skeleton.
The last drawing no. 5 I started to draw in a hotel but I finished it in airplane, when my son was napping.
In the photo on the right you can see the Morro Jable lighthouse on Fuerteventura. It is situated at the edge of the beach and it is the highest lighthouse in the Canaries – 59 meters. In my opinion it is the most recognizable building in Morro Jable.
Below you can see my drawing of it. I know it is little crooked. It is not easy to draw in airplane – little shaking and not enough place.
I hope you enjoy my drawings. Which do you like the best? Share with me your opinion in comment.
In the picture below you can see a boy laying on the pillow and kissing his favourite toy – locomotive.
To be honest I have never had a toy like this, probably because i’m a girl. I remember my brother had but he didn’t want to share with me his toys. But I really wanted to draw a classic steam locomotive. The shape of locomotive always seems to me very interesting.
I used oil pastels to draw this. I have to confess when I drawing I put next layer of pastel on the existing one. Sometimes I have a few layers and the next layer doesn’t want to look good. In this situation I use a razor blade to scratch some layers and put proper colour. This is my little secret.