I'm trying to get myself into a Lenten state of mind. I'm trying to instill in me the Lenten spirit that echoes of renewal and rebirth in Christ, and of the promises of life in Him after this one.
This is my first portrait of Jesus, done in pastel pencils. It isn't very large, and after examining it up close I see the tell-tale signs that this image was produced by a neophyte. This is absolutely true. I'm a complete novice in the art arena and NOWHERE nearly as talented and as experienced as Terry, who has produced some very beautiful pieces. The many infractions that are clearly visible in this portrait might still be correctable, but down the line. I may leave them there as a way to gauge my progress and learn from my mistakes. I haven't worked with pastel pencils to this degree ever, so I still need plenty of elbow grease with this medium.
Excuse my imprudence. I still had it on the easel when I took this picture, so the masking tape is still showing. Again, I clearly see the "too much" and the "not enough" faux pas present in this drawing, which I may correct in a future opportunity.