I decided to start a little early on my new year’s resolution to create at least one piece of art per month. One of my favorite mediums to work with are pastels, particularly Nupastel’s hard pastels. I am feeling a little rusty but it started to get a little easier as I worked. The pastels in the plate are the colors I am working with to match the colors of the necklace pendant. The key to pastels are layering and mixing colors. I am using a warm paper color to help contrast the cool colors of the heart pendant.
You can see a mechanical eraser as well as a kneaded eraser. One thing I learned from a fellow student in art school is that you can blend colors with the kneaded eraser. It is great when you need to blend small detail.