Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
Pastel drawing on grey cardboard by Martha Guthrie
28 december 2012
This black and white pastel I drew on the thick grey cardboard from the back of a pack Canson Bristol paper.
Using fixative on this cardboard immediately dulled the pastel tones, they 'sank' away before my eyes.
His face looks slightly twisted, but I like how the eyes turned out. Jeremy actually looks at you, something I had trouble with before.
I still prefer normal drawing pencils over the crudeness of the pastel chalks, but seeing how other artists make life like portraits with pastels, I think I should persevere. One day I'll master it :-)