Despite I am a qualified pastel art practitioner to open a class / workshop, I did not really make an opportunity for it this year (I have a lot of excuses why I was apart, but I will write about it another time).
So I really had a fun, good time yesterday with an attendee who came for my first workshop of the year.
She wants to make her greeting cards for her family and relatives overseas. So prior to the workshop, I had asked a rough image or subject of what she wanted to draw before the session, then I drew prototypes by myself. Those sample or prototypes are very helpful for those who do pastel works. For her, it worked to elaborate her goal in clear image as to which color she wants to apply for here or there or on background et cetera.
This process is quite important for me, because as to whether she is happy with outcomes she makes in the end or not, will depend on how I capture what she wants. For example, one of image she requested to make was Jakaranda bloom. I used a few colors to mix to get the colors of petals, but the tone of the colors she imaged in her head (and see) and those that I produced wasn’t necessarily matching. So I tried to make a different blend of colors to get to close to her image.
The photos below are my prototypes. Her beautiful works can be seen from MY Pastel By Macquie.
She made really beautiful her own artworks for her greeting cards. I am so happy to see her being happy with.
Yeah, I will have to come back to do more workshops to share this joy with more people :-).
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