So this is how The Reptile has ended up – about 2 hours work. Next time I am going to try out some layering and see if that helps. Love the bright colors of the pastels though.
The new Sennelier pastels have arrived. They feel so much nicer than the WHSmith own brand although whether the result ends up better is yet to be seen. Starting with a Reptile. This is how it’s begun – aim to complete tomorrow.
So, in the last week I have attempted to work with some WhSmith own brand soft pastels with no technical knowledge. Given the picture below, which was done in the same week as the landscape scene, I think something must have clicked! Now onwards with some better pastels, better compositions and a bit more time.