Here is model Michael, relaxing with the family cat Thompson. Probably not finished or–I may start over again!

(soft pastel tip: do not use it over conte crayon. The oily crayon will seep to the surface.)

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Michael with Thompson the Maine Coon Cat, by CL Haywood, pastel pencil on 18 X 24″ sanded white board

Addendum.
BTW: Unusual for me I have decided (after yesterday’s critique) to do another version of this painting. My experimental side left me too few options, later in the value development. (A very dark outline in conte crayon bled into the pastel everywhere!) I don’t hate the result, but I would like to give it another go.
 

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