Oil Pastel Painting Mum and Baby Ghost Portrait

Mum and Baby Ghost Portrait

Today I would like to share with you my painting of a Mum and Baby Ghost Portrait that I did for Halloween.

I would be happier with this cute portrait but I was shot down by my wife and children saying that it looks more like the Japanese Teru Teru Bozu (Balls) that young children hang in the rainy season to ask for good weather.

In its creation, I used a lot of blacks and when it came to blending I found it very difficult to blend the black into the white. The eyes for the baby ghost didn’t stay rounded as much as I liked and I had to put a lot of white into the shadows to create a smokey background.

I hope you enjoy watching my time-lapsed recording of my Oil Pastel Mum and Baby Ghost Portrait painting.


Soft Pastels Drawing IT

Soft Pastels IT

The other day my wife and I were watching the latest movie; IT, which gave me an idea to draw my first soft pastel video.

It took me some time finding a picture out of the many on the web and finial settled with a movie poster with the face of penny wise, looking down on an unexpected Georgie holding a red balloon as the evil clown’s nose.

The experience of creating something that my wife liked a lot was very enjoyable. I found the ease of blending soft pastels easier than the oil pastels that I have been using.

I hope you enjoy watching my time-lapsed recording of my Soft Pastel drawing of IT.