This is only the second time I’ve tried using soft pastels. To be completely honest with you the last time left me feeling like I would never use them ever again. But actually with a little experimentation I’ve come to realise they’re a very versatile medium.
Soft Pastels: Dni
Soft pastels on 8×10″ canvas board
I did a quick sketch with brown pastel and then blocked in large areas of colour. I used a paint brush and water to some areas for a painterly effect (notably the background, red tshirt and hair). I then filled in other areas, sometimes blending and smudging with my finger as I go.
I think I need to work on composition more, but I overall I like the effect.