Leila, fresh start

There’s no substitute for an accurate drawing. I started over with Ms. Leila for the fourth time after trying to muscle through the first, second and third attempts. I’ve included some work in progress pictures. I used a posterized version of the reference photo to lay in the initial colors and then just tried to go with the same values, blending with color as I went along. I may tweak it a bit more after this, but it’s mostly done.

Leila, 10×8″ pastel on Canson mi teintes paper by Marie Marfia Posterized color blocking Initial sketch using a pastel pencil

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