Another failed experiment. This is part of a bigger piece, but I really didn't like how it looked so was ripping it off the board when the teacher was like, wait, cut out what parts you like. I liked the textures of this part so into the sketchbook it went.
Since I really like using oil pastels and turps on unprimed surfaces, thought trying primed surfaces would work as well. Not so much :/ I like how you can build up texture with the gesso and how it still shows up once colour is applied, but don't like how of the pastels are lifted off when you apply the turps.
Probably try again, but maybe with a brush next time instead of rag.
No longer blue, my hair is red, but on some parts looks purple from being covered by the red :p (ugh I need a hair cut again)