Safe Now’ detail of oil pastel sketch

Here you can see the sketch in close-up and the marks and colours in mork detail. I was layering the pastel and pencil quite vigorously to search for the effect I wanted. I looked at some images of Picasso dead children for inspiration from a painting that I made a copy of once, ‘The Rape of the Sabine’ which I saw in London in 2010. You can learn a lot through copying a master like this. His work is complex but appears effortless.