Derwent and Stabilo pastel pencils.
Jasart soft pastels.
Tex mi-teintes paper in khaki colour.
The photographer is Patti Madsen.
I don’t know the story behind the original photo or even where it was taken, but as I was painting it, I imagined a story: This little man could be an Afghan who stole a watermelon at the market and was caught in the act by the photographer. The look on his face says “Don’t dob me in, it’s only a watermelon!”