Re: First attempt at pastels
I cannot of course abstract myself from my preferences when I critique a work. And my preferences go for classical realism. I like Vermeer, Raphael, Caravaggio, Tiziano and alikes. Which as you are thinking by now, have nothing to do with the kind of work presented.
But that doesn't mean that I am one of those who think that only a style or medium is the best. To me all the mediums and styles are good. It's what one does with them that counts.
But lets stick to your work.
It's noticeable that you have drawing experience. You have some good perspective, the composition is pleasant and there's an overall homonegeneous style through all the work.
What use you give to pastels i.e. the style that you pursue, is up to you.
The more you practice the better you'll know the medium and it's possiblities, getting closer to your objectives.