I originally completed this piece two years ago as a colored pencil piece on brown Colorfix sanded paper. It never felt quite finished.
I have been rereading Carole Katchen's book on pastels "Express Yourself" and just felt like playing. So I took my pastel pencils to this and I am much happier with the feeling conveyed.
This wild expression seems to be appealing to me lately, see "Psycho Pear", an earlier post. My approach is usually very realistic and I'm sure I will go back to that, it's just that I needed to express myself.