Charcoal, black pastel, white pastel and Sanquine on tinted paper
This photo reference of a young girl was passed on to me by one of my students who knows that I love dramatic portraits. I decided to try this combination with my Saturday group as they love their pastels. It is a wonderful exercise, as it teaches one to identify the three main tonal groups and to simplify tones into shapes. The result is far clearer than one could imagine.