The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
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Donkeys, Day 3

One of these days, I will learn to draw with pastels. It will not be during my donkey challenge, however. Back in 1998 (yes, I remember the date), I bought a set of chalk pastels without ever having tried my hand at them. Most of the pastel sticks are now broken but barely used. It is just not a medium I really enjoy. I don't even know if I could learn to like it. Maybe one of these days, I won't learn!

Nevertheless, I listened to some strange urge to dust them off and try them again for today's donkey.  I seriously almost threw my effort in the trash,* but this exercise is not about posting pretty (or even successful attempts at) art. It is about trying different things, seeing which ones fit...

So, goal accomplished.

3 Donkey Pastel

"Donkey in the Woods," chalk pastels and charcoal

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* Even doing pages and pages of collage** sounds more fun than doing pages and pages of pastels. See? I'm learning. And gaining perspective.

** Actually, it isn't the thought of doing one book of collage illustrations that bothers me; it is the thought that if I do decide to do more stories in this world, I would have to continue with a consistent look and feel. Doing books and books of collages...meh.
Tags: art, donkeys, lost slipper, that thing called writing
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