Well….it could be worse.
It’s no secret that not only am I not good with soft pastels, but it’s a medium that I am afraid of.
However, probably thanks to this being the 5th time I have drawn the same cup, this isn’t quite as bad as I expected.
Like the charcoal, I really think it’s just not the right kind of implement for the subject, but really, shouldn’t any implement work with any subject as long as I know how to appropriately adjust?
I will say that in being very careful with layering and shading, I think it looks relatively OK. If this were on a larger paper or canvas — and maybe one portion of an entire picture, it might actually look pretty good. I can see this as part of something bigger and making a lot of sense.