Again another portrait inspired by the photography of my friend at Broken Compass (http://www.brokencompass.in/) during her trip to Rajasthan. A secret source to the breathtaking pictures that inspire some of my work. This particular picture brought in new challenges. As the title suggests the key was to get the expression perfect along with his action, the variant shades of the skin and the beard, the wrinkles on the face etc. I constantly feel the need to push the bounds and take up new challenges in terms of subject choice and this was part of that effort. As always the work was done on a 12" x 12" Uart sanded paper with a watercolor under-painting followed by a mix of Mungyo and Sennelier pastels.
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I am a self taught artist working with oil pastels, charcoal and acrylics. In my blog I share what inspires me and my work.