This is my first pastel portrait that I'm truly happy with, even though I still think the eye is crooked.
It was one of those nights where I just thought, hey I should draw
, and I drew practically nonstop. I'm really happy with this, I think it may be my best work to date. Definitely my best work in color. I may or may not go back in to work on the hair again, I was just sick of lol, hair is tedious especially in color.
about 7 hrs total work time (over 2 days, only two sittings)
Soft pastels, charcoal, and conte on Strathmore pastel paper
reference - [link]
Work in progress: