Two Boys

9×10, Strathmore Charcoal Paper

I’ve been fascinated recently with pastels and how they glow with any subject. I purchased a small set of Nupastels months ago and never worked with them until tonight. On a whim, I decided to open them up. I took some Strathmore charcoal paper (md beige tint), a photo I tweaked in Paint Shop Pro and just started to sketch it out on the paper. There was no planning, so I’m sure the more I look at the piece, the more unstatisfied I will be…it’s a work in progress, and I’ll probably fix the colors, the backgound, blend a little, etc. It’s my first try with pastels, so I’m really just playing around with it.
It’s another bad photo, but what can I say? I didn’t start doing this until 8 tonight when our kids were watching “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.
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