This is the first of a series of sketches and drawings of what I call my "Lady in Lace" This first one is about 10 x 8 inches and was done quickly. The second was done with felt tips and is the same size since the basic drawing was traced from the first sketch.
Below is a pastel version of the drawings, now it is done with pastel pencils.
The pastel is about 11 inches high as an image but was framed somewhat larger with the background. It was done on a gray toned pastel paper. It was done with ONLY pencils. That means no sticks and no smudging of any kind. Each color is created by the cross-hatched overlaying of small lines. I think this gives it a soft but painterly look and feel.
The final image at the bottom is obviously a close up of the face to show some of the line details.
The original has been sold but I did post the image on Fine Art America for anyone interested in a print. [Click Here] to view the options