... Night is deep. The dark sky
Rising stars of connection.
And the horse stands like a knight on the clock,
The wind plays light hair,
Eyes burn like two huge worlds,
And the mane is spread like the Royal porphyry...
(N. Zabolotsky, "the horse's Face")
Drawing made with pastel pencils on sketch, gouache on textured paper, stained with ink. Halftone colors change depending on lighting. Feature of pastels is that the ink mass is the individual pigment particles, reflected from which the light scatters in different directions, giving a special colorful layer luchistoi, velvety, specific "pastel" softness.
How to keep
Despite the fact that the picture is covered with varnish finish for pastel and charcoal, the most reliable preservation of pastels - under glass and Passepartout. In this case, the pastel work can live, without losing its initial charm, for a very long time.