oil pastel and oil paint on mixed ground on paper
part of my ongoing series, and wanting to revisit a few faces from my earlier attempts.
These portraits were influenced by Tim Burton's lovely pastel drawings on Flickr. I tried to create a lot of movement over the surface, to some extent both departed from the original source photo and the likeness to the person, however I hope that can be overlooked.
I have been greatly influenced by David Hockney's portraiture, particularly those where he's worked in series. I always liked that, he uses line much in the way that I like to use it. I am pleased to be getting back into my oil pastel work after a number of years when I only used this medium a little.