This is my pastel drawing of a pretty little blue bird nestled in the bushes by the flowers.
I first use my pencil to get my general sketch of the bird and foliage. The I set my color in darkest colors along the edge of leave with lighter color in the middle; then blend lightly. I used the same principles on the bird and flower. The background was actually the most difficult to accomplish for it be so time consuming and tedious. Also soft black pastel sticks are very messy and if it gets on a lighter color it is unforgiving.