This painting is kind of a cover-version of an old piece from my sketchbook (I think it's the first piece I submitted here, actually). Anyhow, the point of this painting was to use new media, especially ones I am not too good with, to challenge myself. I started with a charcoal drawing, moved into a pastel drawing, and then painted acrylic on top of that. Really, the only thing you can see is the acrylic, the rest pretty much was covered. There are also a few hints of gouache and egg tempera, but about 90% acrylic. This is basically the first time I've really used acrylic extensively, and witout using water to dilute it. Any suggestions would be cool.
The best part was the paper, which my instructor gave me. It's called Fabriano Roma, and it is awesome. Everyone needs to try a piece, it comes in a range of colors. I guess that's about it . . . approx. 22x30".
(There's a little glare on it, I'll try to fix the image when I am able to shoot it in better lighting)