Sunday, April 9, 2017

Step by Step - drawing and painting a seashore. By Manju Panchal


"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. 
At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." 
Fernando Botero

The scene below is from Bamboo island, five kilometers off the 
northern  tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, in the Krabi province of Thailand. 
The island has stunning beaches with beautiful rocks, white sand
 and limestone cliffs behind. In the painting below the beach
 is covered by the shadows cast by the tall cliffs behind. 
The source of light ie the sun is behind the cliffs and
 the beach is on the west side of the island.


Soft pastel painting of a scene from Bamboo island by Manju Panchal

Reaching the destination
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6" X 8"

I titled the painting as "Reaching the destination" with reference
 to the beautiful waves which travel a long distance 
and finally reach the shore. It is a beautiful feeling
 to be at a place like this and to hear the sound of the waves 
splashing against the rocks, and then gently kissing 
the white sand and merging with the land.

The soft pastel painting on twilight Canson MT progressed 
in stages and the step by step images can be seen below.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 1. Creating the basic outline
using Camlin charcoal pencil.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 2. Blocking in the major shapes with respective colours
 keeping in mind the values. Using the soft pastels
from mixed brands.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 3. Adding details and final touch up.
At this stage I use pastel pencils at several places.


My paintings can be viewed on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK too, 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful sketch art...

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