I thought I would try a portrait of a boy in Oil Pastel. He is a relative of the author of the picture book, who lives in the African village. I wanted to test oil pastel on a subject, because Oil Pastel is not so fragile as soft pastel. My biggest concern was to render detail, but this shows it is posssible, and this is a scan, which worked well. I like how the oil pastel looks soft and fleshy. I had to work with the colors I had. Holbein Oil Pastel on 4.5″x6″ sanded brown pastel paper.
This is beautiful.
Thanks it’s a boy who lives in Sudan.