Well, I decided after the pumpkins I wanted to do something really silly. Mr. Potato Head would be too obvious so I am going for Mr. Pearhead. I thought I would share the very beginnings right from the set-up to initial sketch. The drawing will be refined as I go.
I spent alot of time trying to get this arrangement set up so that the composition lead to the right side of the picture plane, and that the right side ended properly.
My pastel instructor, Deb, has been working along side us for the last couple of classes. It's very helpful to see how she starts and progresses through the piece.
It will focus more on color than the really dark shadows (ala "Pumpkins"), but still revealing form through light and shadow.
Picture of set-up at a distance.