Valentine's Day is fast approaching. The Diva challenged us to show our hearts. I am not a "flowery" romantic person any more, so I went for a hint of darkness in my pattern. Instead of the normal patterns that I am sure others will use that are flowing, flowery, heart-shaped, I went with crescent moon morphed into Mr. E. I looking at it now, it is almost as thought the heart is broken - or shatterred. I didn't intentionally go for that effect.
All of the shading and color in this piece are Conte a Paris pastel pencils. The red is shaded with the flat side of a paper stump - 3 layers. The pattern is shaded with black and just blended once.