I went to a life drawing session tonight, and dragged more supplies with me. I wanted to try out the oil pastel resist idea. I found the model very uninspiring and I think the drawings reflect that. I did have a great time playing with a new combination of materials. I am liking working with the oil pastels. I have about 3 sets of very cheap oil pastels. I decided to use them up before purchasing some quality ones. They aren't very creamy, to say the least, but they do act as a decent resist. I posted my favorite first but the correct order starts with the second image. I put down a red pastel line, then went back with a black ink brush pen. After that I used some ink washes.
The second painting I decided to use two different colors of resist, then the ink brush pen. Lastly I added a little blue color along with the ink wash.
Next I decided to put a wet wash of color on the page, let it dry and then did the brush pen and ink. Lastly I added the pastel. I wasn't thrilled with this order of applying the pastel.
Next, several drawings with different colors of pastel over a washed background, then ink, then I painted stronger color over the body. Starting to get somewhere here.
The next idea was to strengthen the color around the body...that is my favorite.
Then I decided to strengthen the color on the body and the outside areas, leaving light forms around the edge of the figure.
The last idea I played with was to use all light pastel lines. I think I like the more contrasting lines better.
Most of the lines were multiple blind contour drawings of the same pose.