Trying New Media

Always experimenting, I used the opportunity of adding new portfolio pieces to try some new media.

White Prismacolor Pencil on Black Strathmore Paper.

Pastel Pencil on Canson M1 Tientes Paper

Two things I learned.  White on blackk paper makes me think in reverse.  Instead of thinking of shadows, I need to think of highlights, which is quite a shift.  And, I’ve always had an aversion to pastels because I can’t stand touching chalk.  But pastel pencils take a bit of that away, enough to make it really fun to use the great saturated colors.