One of the October 2008 Oil Pastel challenge of WetCanvas forum is to paint pumpkins. Again, I decided to paint it on those left over ATC size black mounting board. I am using Cray-pas expressionist 36 color Oil Pastel.
This is the initial view.
I drew out the shape of pumpkins using white pastel pencil. After that, I blended it with 2 different tone of orange as well as yellow for the pumpkin's surfaces and "green gray" for the stem. Green gray is my favorite green, I find it blend very well on black mounting board. I am using "Sepia" for the pumpkin's shades. Sepia is my another favorite color, which gives dark brown that close to black color.
Here is the final view.
I use a lots of white to express reflection of lights as well as lighter shading. At last, I scatter with black, emphasizing darker shading.
Finally, I am done. Now I am holding it in my hand.