Curiosity + Oil Pastels (#2)

"Alice had got so much into the way
of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way
things to happen, that it seemed quite dull
and stupid for life to go on in the common way."
— Lewis Carroll

don't forget to play with your art (in photoshop)

More oil colors in the 5x8" moleskine (check out the first experiment in Curiosity + Oil Pastels). I used color shapers and white eraser to blend the circles, this time adding color in several layers, then blending, then a little color here and there.

Lots of potential experiments... shading with tortillons, trying oil pastels over gesso, or as a resist with watercolor or acrylic.

So it turns out that student and artist quality oil pastels are like turnips and mangoes; pentel is not a mango. I might order a handful of Sommeliers, because I'm really curious what they'd be like. I wonder if they are like butter...