This post was first published at Pastel Workshop in 2011.
I think this was a practical exercise from a text book.
Charcoal, Conte and White Chalk
@ 8" x 12"
Okay. I fixed the eye placement and the lip. It is fascinating how once good abilities can evade me after too many years out of practice. Figures and heads require lots of practice, and then there's the art part, too.
This is done on newsprint.