Swan in pastels

I completed this swan a few weeks ago. It was part of a challenge run by Lachri in a group she runs for Patreon supporters. The reference image was from MorgueFile and the challenge was to improve upon the reference by simplifying the background and adding details.

My attempt was only on A4 and so the swan wasn’t large enough for me to add a lot of detail. But it is a nice little study.

Pastel painting of a white swan

A4 Pastel on dark toned Canson Mi-Teintes.