Illustration Friday - 'Portrait'

The IF theme this week is 'portrait'. I've posted a few of my self portraits on here but here's a different one. This is a small pastel (A5 size) on black pastel paper of a man from Niger, West Africa.


Blogger haze mcelhenny said...

this is beautiful work - i love how you managed the light and shadow - maintaining the texture of your substrate. hat's off.

10:04 pm  
Blogger frank h said...

wow, very powerful and expressive, at first sight it seems simple, but it has depth
very good

10:05 pm  
Blogger Salanimi & Salanimi said...

This is very good work, it has soul in it.

Love it.

10:50 pm  
Blogger Corry said...

Girl, you are very talented, it's wonderful.

God's Grace.

10:51 pm  
Blogger arvindh said...

Amazing work!

10:58 pm  
Anonymous Paula said...

Powerful and expressive. Very intense portrait.

6:03 am  
Blogger Lu*** said...

great style, I love it!

4:59 pm  
Blogger Ken Sorrell said...

Very nice! I enjoy viewing your artisitic expressions. Also, thank you for adding me to your blog list. You were very kind to do so. Continued blessings on your ministry and your art.

12:36 am  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Quite moody and beautiful.

3:16 am  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

A strong beautiful face, the hat is cool. Great piece of work!

10:49 am  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Amanda, wonderful! Love this style. :-)

8:08 am  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks for all your comments, glad you liked him.

2:18 pm  
Blogger michael dailey said...

like the way the paper texture comes thru the pastels adds to the mood of the piece, nicely done

10:43 am  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Absolutely wonderful, so expressive, yet so subtle, love your use of light and shade.

7:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you are so good! I love the shadowing and colors you chose. This one just pulled me in.

10:30 pm  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm surprised and encouraged by the comments on here, thank you everyone, I really should get more into pastel again!

12:42 am  

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