Going back to basics

Following a few years of experimentation with different styles and media, I am returning to what I love depicting the most: realistic portraiture and figurative art.  My medium of choice is the pastel pencil, as I can achieve a black and white and coloured portion within the same works without having to resort to graphite pencils.  Also, I can never go back to graphite pencils alone after having discovered the creative possibilities of pastel pencils.

I am planning to do a series of male and female figurative stills using dramatic chiaroscuro backgrounds. Here are a few of them, more to come soon! I am on a roll!!