~ featuring the art of Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio ~

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pretty Pastels

I've been trying my hand at pastels because I love the soft feeling you can get from using them. In this piece I'm working on, I've tried to make it very ethereal, but you can hardly see the wings and halo of the angel. I'm going to have to find a way to bring them out a bit more without losing the so-soft feeling that I love about this. Hmmm....



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Moon Goddess

I was playing around tonight -- or rather very early this morning! -- sketching with charcoal and chalk. Then I took the image into my editing program and made a digital collage with it. It's important to "play" sometimes, without any intent of creating a "good" piece of art. The point is to stretch yourself, try new things, and, most importantly, to have fun.

I did. :)

Here's the original sketch: