self portrait with lavender hair 9.26.2019

Here’s a process post about a recent self portrait.

I started with a 14×17 inch piece of 98 pound Canson XL mix media paper. With a pencil, I drew a blind contour self portrait, then went over the pencil lines with a black china marker.
Using oil pastel, I added color.
And then I added more color and white, all oil pastel.
I blended the colors and black outlines using a white china marker and a blending stump, adding oil pastel as needed.
And here’s the finished piece, titled Self Portrait with Lavender Hair.

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