Well I am chuffed to have found a new use for my oil pastels in the second part of the Strathmore visual journal course with Pam Carriker. I would never have thought of using them with gesso but OMG I just love the technique and will use them even more now. Opens up so many fab projects for me to do with them in future...whooohooo.
I like this one best and it came together like a dream.... I had problems with the face on the one below and ended up redoing that part 3 times before it looked half decent!!
I got a bit fed up in the end so decided to leave it alone even though it's still not how I would like it. It didn't photograph too well because the paper buckled because of all the layering I did so there are more shadows on it than in reality. I have a feeling that I will come back to it when I'm feeling a bit more patient and redo the bits I'm not happy with.