Impressionistic portrait pastel drawing

Self Portrait – 20-05-19

A quick sketch – Self Portrait

A quick sketch in pastel and charcoal after I completed my graphite pencil drawing ‘Wijk bij Duurstede – 20-05-19’ this evening. I didn’t want to go to bed yet and I always fancied doing a self portrait with my pakol I got from a friend. Initially I wanted to do a kind of radicalized me with beard but this will do for the moment.

Ingres paper

I used Ingres paper once again. That was almost 30 years since I last used it. I think my pastel drawing ‘Self Portrait with Fur Hat (1991)’ might be the last time. It is not very hard to work with but it fragmentates the resolution quite heavily and creates a certain effect that I liked back in the day. Perhaps I have to do more of them and I think I serves pretty well as study paper for live sessions.


Conté carré and charcoal drawing on Ingres pastel paper (24 x 30 x 0.1 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers