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An oil pastel drawing of a Ferrari F430. by SteveBrandon

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An oil pastel drawing of a Ferrari F430. by 

This is an oil pastel drawing I did commemorating the awesome time that someone parked a Ferrari F430 in the supermarket parking lot in which I work (Food Basics in the Merivale Market plaza on Merivale Road between Clyde Avenue and Baseline Road in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean).

It’s based on this dutch angle photo of the Ferrari F430 that I spotted in May.

The drawing is oil pastel on poster board (Bristol Board) and measures 28 inches by 21 inches. I mainly used Mungyo medium and wide oil pastels as well as Reeve’s medium oil pastels for the bulk of the colouring, but I must give an appreciative nod to Pentel Oil Pastels, which are easily the best narrow oil pastels I’ve tried for finer details in that they’re sturdier than the other narrow ones I have and didn’t break in two the moment I applied any pressure to the card. It took me three weeks to draw this, though I could probably have drawn it in a couple of days if my time wasn’t split between work and various other time wasters.

I wish I had a way to scan this because the photograph I took doesn’t actually capture all of the subtleties of the shading, especially on the front bonnet. Alas, the only place in Ottawa that I could find that does full-sized art scanning charges triple digits to scan a piece this size.


  • SteveBrandon
    SteveBrandonover 5 years ago

    The people who have trouble drawing with oil pastels are often doing it too small, like on a 9" by 12" piece of paper. It’s a coarser medium, so you need to use larger sheets; this was done on 28" by 22" Bristol Board.

  • William Lo
    William Loalmost 5 years ago

    this is very nice, oil pastels are awesome!

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    Love this one!!!!! Fantastic work :)))))))))))))))))))

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