New work completed for SPRING! Back to my old technique, drawing with graphite on coffee-stained paper; but, a new tool added, i.e. PanPastel. I am still experimenting this new medium, not sure if i like it but so far, I'm not very good in using it, haha. The problem I'm having with it is the sponge get broken easily if I press it while painting. Then, it produced dusts from the sponge which I have to keep brush away dust while painting. If you are wondering about the richer yellow colors of chrysanthemum compare to the background, and you might guessed the answer. It's painted with yellow ochre PanPastel. However, the globes around the girl were painting with Gold Rub, a type of painting beeswax.
The progress photo from my instagram. I started outlined the figure roughly with 4H pencil, then shading the face to body with B, 2B and 6B for darker area. Then, I drew the flowers with pencils and PanPastel. In the end, I added the globes and axis with pencil and gold rub. The process sounds simple but it took a lot of time, especially the flowers.
Graphite, Pastel & Gold Rub on Coffee-stained Paper