Allow me to introduce myself.... I've been on WC! for almost two years now, but I mostly hang out in the watercolor or portrait forums. I've decided to try a new medium - soft pastels - in the hopes that it will improve my color awareness and sketching skills.
So anyway... I'm an absolute beginner at pastel, so here's my kindergarten effort for critique. An apple and an orange... both done from a Walter Foster instruction book to get the idea of how to use pastels. Next I'll try them from a photo.
I know the shadow is kind of heavy around the apple but that's how the book showed to do it. It was fun anyway!
I also tried a portrait in pastel that turned out hideously so I'll spare you the details...
Thanks in advance for c&c!