This is my second try with colored pencil. I’m not a hundred percent happy with how it turned out, though I’m absolutely thrilled with some of the details: They boy’s collar, for example. Or the girl’s necklace.
Unfortunately, the colors didn’t turn out quite right in this scan. The girl’s dress is really light blue.
I used Polychromos pencils by Faber Castell.
I originally photographed these two during Ramadan festivities in Mora, Cameroon. The whole town was on the street, dressed in their Sunday best, there were horses and drums and the Sultan arrived in a Mercedes. Very exciting!
Here are some steps along the way do the finished drawing: