• Ready for Night - original pastel pencil portrait drawing

    One year ago - By Hackberry Street Studio

    Here's a pastel pencil drawing that I did some time ago, using a very limited palette of Caran d'Ache pencils. At that time, I only had a few of this brand that I was trying out and since they - unlike most pastels, even in pencil form - didn't make me sneeze, get in my eyes and just generally make me feel itchy, I've acquired a nice collection of Caran d'Ache. Most likely, how I use pastels is the problem, but since I'm mainly an oil pastelist, problem solved! This was a pretty quick drawing - don't remember how long - but I was mainly interested in the satiny strap over her shoulder...
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