Oil pastel autumn bird

Oil pastel autumn bird - student project

Oil pastel autumn bird - image 1 - student projectI struggled to blend a smooth background with the Niji oil pastels, the final dark layer of the background is Cray-pas Specialist because the other brand wouldn’t layer. I ended up trying to make the textured background more intentional. The bird looks different than the reference, but it looks realistic enough to me. It looks like the robins that I’m seeing now in the spring. Thanks for this lovely class, Francoise!