Elena Peres has created some stunning studies of garlic for her Pastel Painting Art Course. She has used different coloured pastel papers to experiment with, which has helped shade her studies when drawing them in different lighting conditions. Elena has used a strong light source for the top left study, positioning the light from above / behind the garlic. This has allowed Elena to create lovely light on the top of the garlic and some interesting shadows under the garlic too.

Garlic is a wonderful object to draw, particularly using pastels, as it has excellent textures and its shape and form is very interesting. You can also pull the garlic apart and draw the single cloves or experiment with some of the cloves taken out. Why not have a go yourself and see what you can come up with. Let us know how you get on!

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