Painting a female portrait in pastel

I’ve transferred my sketch onto the white coloured velour.

Working in the background first as always.  All subtle tones used so that the focus is on the subject.

Starting on the skin tones I try to lay down good base colours which will shine through the layers.

Trying to define the dark areas and the cooler skin tones.

I’ve added lighter shades to the skin and blended.  Also added some detail to important features.

Blended the skin tones a lot more and added the hair with the highlights from that window light.