Here's the companion piece to Self Portrait: Guardian no. 2. (of course... silly me.) This time its Norling. Again, this is soft pastel, I have (temporarily, I hope) sworn off pastel after accidentally destroying a piece with a sweatshirt.
There are other reasons for my pastel hiatus, though. I feel that it failed to suit some of my techniques properly (oops sorry) and I have ruined several of these pieces on accident, and also the dust severely irritates my skin (I have some sort of eczema) and it makes my hands scaly, red, and they feel very very painful. Also, my apartment is small and I don't think I could handle all the dust!
Besides, pastel is not an easy thing to scan, I feel that it takes some of the life out of the colors and it can look a little dead sometimes.
But enough of my rambling excuses. This drawing means a lot to me regardless. Here it is, for you to enjoy and comment and critique.
Copyright character and design (c) April Schumacher