I think you left to much white Anne, all the paint has disappeared. Lol.
Really nice, certainly achieved what you were aiming for.
Pretty good Anne for a left hand.
Looks like a land that dragons inhabit.
Perfect for the challenge
You could try wetting areas outside the painting and slowly draw the clear water to the pigment. It would then just bleed into it giving a lovely soft effect.
It seems Brusho may be your thing. Done some good pics with it.
Looking good Brian, what brand of pastels are you using? I used to use pastels over failed watercolours sometimes they turned out pretty good. You seem to have a natural flair for the pastels a bit more forgiving than watercolours.
Jackson’s and Unison.
You are doing amazing work what make/type of pastels are you using Brian
Cheapish Jackson’s own make for the under painting then finishing with Unison pastels which are lovely to work with.
You seem to have picked it up pretty well Brian. Do you prefer it to watercolour?
It’s certainly different. Incomparable really. Although you can scrape it off to remedy mistakes. A large tonal range is needed in the colours if you don’t want to blend them to much.
Still trying to learn the vagaries of pastels after years of watercolour and I don’t own a large variation of tonal colours as yet so it’s testing, but onwards and upwards.
The tonal study is excellent.
Leave the leg shadow. I saw a pair of shorts/leggings.
I use Schminke Rose Madder Deep. A great alternative.