Dhaka Drawings 2015 : Self-portrait – Oil Pastels

I took a plunge yesterday to start using some colour in drawing.. I don’t particularly like the idea of watercolour at the moment, its not as heavy as I would like it.. So oil pastels seemed something useful to try.. I picked up some relatively basic pastels – so I am looking very yellow in this drawing.(not intentional, but it doesn’t look so bad – comments welcome, as always!)

it has been a long time since I really attempted to do a portrait using colour – so starting with self – to build some confidence. I started writing a short piece on Beauty, but I have yet to clarify my thoughts on that – I will attempt to post tomorrow.

The mirror is something of a tool, i am not thinking so much about light, scale and finishing – so the sketch book gifted by a friend (Mike) is slowly being filled with some portraits!


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