Blue background paper and the rest of it is large chunky soft pastels, I try to get as much as detail as possible with these which is often not that easy as they smear and pigments loads up quickly on the paper's surface, but they're great for overall expressive or impressionistic types of drawings.
6x8 pastel on Canon mi tientes paper
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This was a very quick pastel drawing from today, notice the expedited/expressive "brush work" all over the portrait, drawn maybe under 30 min, don't know exactly by the minute, wasn't really counting the time.
4x6 soft pastels on toned paper
- Or almost a side view, this is a new one from this morning (even though it was sunny), a subdued, grey, monochromatic study, subtle and more academic in the rendering as I think that's what it needed for the type of pose and style, thanks for looking or following my blog!
6x8 charcoal and white chalk on paper