It's always exciting, starting a new commission! My workstation's all organised, pastel pencils sharpened and I'm ready to go. So far then I've just started shading in the darker areas, particularly around the nose and eyes.
This portrait is on Hahnemuhle velour paper and I'm using mainly Faber-Castell pastel pencils, a few Derwent and conte crayons.
|Close-up of the first shaded areas|