Nevertheless, I listened to some strange urge to dust them off and try them again for today's donkey. I seriously almost threw my effort in the trash,* but this exercise is not about posting pretty (or even successful attempts at) art. It is about trying different things, seeing which ones fit...
So, goal accomplished.
"Donkey in the Woods," chalk pastels and charcoal
* Even doing pages and pages of collage** sounds more fun than doing pages and pages of pastels. See? I'm learning. And gaining perspective.
** Actually, it isn't the thought of doing one book of collage illustrations that bothers me; it is the thought that if I do decide to do more stories in this world, I would have to continue with a consistent look and feel. Doing books and books of collages...meh.