Just completed this pastel picture. I was ready to throw this one away several times! I tried this one on the smooth side of Canson pastel paper, instead of the textured side, thinking it would be smoother. It is, but I did not like the way the pastel blended on this side. It was like drawing chalk on a blackboard, and I get chills just mentioning that! I erased the hair several times and the dress on the angel wasn’t what I expected as well All in all, when I finished , I was not really happy, until I showed my kids…who LOVED it. I guess it was that I knew all the problems I had with it that didn’t make me happy.
Here is a picture I did for another school concert that was about Christmas in New York. It was done all in black watercolor wash, to give it the lighter greys and soft accents. I like the way it turned out, because I am so used to doing cutesy characters, that I never even consider drawing structural things, so this was quite a challenge for me. The tree at Rockefeller Center came out pretty decent too, I think. All in all, it came out pretty well and this is the first time I have ever showed it since I rendered it many years ago. Enjoy!