Ten of the Best

So now I have to pull out 10 of the best bits to go along with my assignment pieces for final assessment.

The short list.. I have only included lose works as the sketchbook stuff has relevant stuff on its reverse page side.


Part Five – Observation in Nature:


My favourite tonal drawing that I have done. I thin this ones a defiant.



I really like this oil pastel. I think this one is in the top 10 also.



Here’s a maybe – Psychedelic dreaming dog.



I like these cows, A1 line drawing in caracole. There a defiantly maybe.



Part Four – Drawing Figures:  (Most of this work is in the sketch book)


Scary but does demonstrate some expressionism.. maybe?


Expressive drawing – Study from sculpture of Virgile Ittah.. A maybe


Expressive drawing – Study from sculpture of Vergile Ittah.. A maybe


Classical drawing made at a LARA workshop. Should I include this? Is it aloud?




Part Three -Drawing Outdoors:


Study for assignment 3



Study for assignment 3



Tonal drawing of Bishop’s Stortford Cannel


Landscape drawing from the car observing out of window. Finished off at later date by scraping pigment from soft pastel with palette knife and sprinkling on drawing. then squashing this pigment in with pallet knife to pleasing effect that helps to create atmosphere. I would like to include this in top 10 I think.


Part Two –  Observation in Nature


A2 soft pastel and water colour pencil study.


I was really chuffed with this one. I even entered it in the Derwent drawing prize, my first attempt at an open exhibition. Needles to say it didn’t get selected. 😦 It still defiantly makes the top ten.



3 chrysanthemum in charcoal. Tonal study from life. This is in sketchbook, but might be worth sacrificing other side for.


Colour pencil Lilies. I must confess on the real thing the colour is not so saturated. Although I’m happy with the shapes and pencil work it might be to faint to use as a final piece?


Fish on a dish. Bright and breezy soluble water colour drawing.



Apples and pears. I like the light impressionistic nature of this one. Not over worked.


Part one – Mark making and Tone


Nice bit of mixed media. shame the perspectives a bit wonky.. Shows experimentation. Top 10?


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If all else fails there’s the supermarket shop..

I’v narrowed it down to 19 so far.. Any suggestions?


About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.


  1. Emma, definetely include that classical drawing of the man’s body. It is absolutely great! Tone work is so fine. Very very good.
    Good luck!

  2. Emma, I would add your pastel bright red and blue Bullock (the massive form and tone are well showed with bold marks, quite animated as no unnecessary details) and your water colour experiment, for example, Two Horses to the list (I just think it is so beautiful to look at). And I would add your figure charcoal drawings (if you are not sending them in your sketchbook of course).

    • Hi Anyuta,

      Thanks for suggestions. It can be hard to chose! I think ‘Sebastian’ (the model from the 30 hour pose) is going in. Interesting you like the cow stuff. My tutor likes those also so they will most likely go.. This course seems never ending! 😉

      All the best with your studies also

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