2020 07 17 Self-portrait, Pencil Pastels on Acid Free Black Paper

2020 07 17 Self-portrait, Pencil Pastels on Acid Free Black Paper

I created this self portrait on July 16 and 17, 2020. It reminds me of an early self portrait in oil. This is my first experience with pencil pastels and black paper. Having enjoyed the experience I expect to use the combination again. With pencil pastels it is important to retain individual lines rather than areas to avoid a smeared appearance. This can be seen on both eyebrows.