257 Eyes and nose excercise with pastels


I found this portrait class here where “students” are asked to use dry pastels. In the first lesson you do eyes and the nose. I went out and bought myself five dry-pastels in different skin tones, and tried it out.. I think i need to get used to using pastels. How is it possible to make any kind of details with those small clumsy sticks? Maybe they’re better for bigger drawings – my self portrait (drawing 201) didn’t turn out exceptionally well, either, though.

Are there some pastel-fanatics out there, who can tell me what the secret is?