Pastel & Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper
Today I started working on Bella, a birthday gift for a friend. It's a fun challenge to work on black objects because you have to rely on color to add volume and life to the form. I used reds, blues, and sage tones in the shadow area to embellish the black and add movement to the piece. This is the in-progress from day 1, about 6 hours in; enjoy!