Well I seem to be back to nuclear again but I am really enjoying working on the black paper, especially in artificial (and low) light situations. These are from the last couple of weeks and I have been doing two versions of each pose starting again after the break. So each are about 40 mins mostly hard pastel on fairly cheapo A2 paper. Working on the black has reminded me of one of my favourite artists Michael Newberry and I re-referenced some of his work with the idea of developing this further after the Christmas break. Sadly his blog seems to have disappeared along with his rather excellent tutorials - I shall have to write and ask him about that. In the meantime his website still has a lot of his very excellent and delicious work on it.