Pastel on paper
Just playing around one night with my new pastel pencils. I started this one in all red. It actually looked pretty cool without adding other colors. So cool that I contemplated for several days just stopping there! But I just couldn’t resist the overwhelming urge to carve out the shadows with tons of black. So there you go. I like my self portraits to be somewhat dark and mysterious, although I couldn’t be further from that in real life!
A few detail shots: