This “Punk Chic” is an alternative piece of work. The objective of this project was to recognize the hidden colours that are hidden in the tones of human skin. Normally when drawing a coloured sketch of someone you’d automatically grab the “skin colour/nude” tone when colouring in the skin, not here. The purpose is to capture all the underlying colours that truly create that skin tone we are seeing. All skin displayed on this piece was created through a technique called pastel dusting, painting with the dry dust off of a chalk pastel. Here, observe how the skin was created with red, white, orange, blue, and black dust. Mixing this dust correctly will result in a life-like image, due to the accuracy of those hidden flesh tones. Everything else in this piece that is not the woman’s skin had to be done by collage. Hair, sweater, jewelry, you name it, all had to be glued on, not drawn. For the collage I used, old chocolate bar wrappers, steal wool, metal rings, silver sequins, cotton, toilet paper, gift tissue paper, and pieces crayons.