A sketch of a cat in oil pastels

oil pastel sketch of a cat

I did this sketch upon a request from @WitchetyMog on twitter. Mostly, my drawings are in pen, but I’ve got a few different art materials laying around that I don’t have the slightest idea how to use. So this one is in oil pastels! – with a little graphite thrown in. Oil pastels (and dry pastels too really) are really difficult to control in my world. In fact, you need to use special paper, and probably draw much bigger than my usual 4×6 inches – oh and then there are techniques. I just have fun with it. I’ve seen people do amazing things with pastels – and even the so-called “photo realistic” drawings, which seems like quite a feat. It’ll never be my goal, though, I’ve got a camera that can make photo-realistic paintings in 1/40th of a second. If I were do draw in pastels more often, I’d probably use it to make something more expressive (or let’s say messy!).