YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT LITTLE OL' ME?
Artist, Crystal Clarke
An animal's raw honesty is something that has always captivated me. If they like you -they show it. If they fear you - they show it. If they want to eat you... well you get the point. Animals are themselves all the time; they always live in the moment, and no matter what, they never give up. These qualities are something I have always loved and idolized about them.
My goal is to capture an animal's essence, strength, love, and beauty and to turn that into an art piece that will last for centuries and evoke a feeling each time you gaze upon it.
When it comes to my medium of choice, I use Panpastel. Panpastel is soft pastel colors in a format that can be applied like paint using triangular sponges on pastel paper. In the final layer I stratigically place pastel pencils to enhance the highlights and contrast, which allows for a very detailed, yet soft look to the piece