this is just wonderful! Usually when a traditional piece is left blank in spots it looks unfinished, but this work feels whole and complete - the subject matter and your outstanding talent just speak for themselves, I guess!
Beautiful work. It's nice to see soft pastels as they're not as common as I think they should be. My wife is czech, although born and raised in the United States. I want to go to Prague for I hear so much good about it. A fav with your permission.
pharmaceuticalManFeatured By OwnerOct 6, 2005Professional Traditional Artist
Personal preference here: i would try to use less white in the highlight on the nose and cheaks maybe a Naples yellow with a hint of a white highlight. Or maybe just a subtler highligh. Good job over all though.