I found a nice A4 sketchbook, it is the Daler Rowney Ivory. The first drawing will be a study of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’s “Desiderium”1873. For this I have used Daler Rowney’s Artists Sketching and Graphic Pencils and have stained the paper with a Rembrandt Peach soft pastel stick.
Here is a pear from a series of pastels, I used Mungyo sticks on Winsor & Newton pastel paper. This still life intent was mainly to practice lighting and heavy contrast.
I love birds and especially Robin Red Breasts, we can see and hear them sing in our garden so I had to draw one. For this I used Mungyo sticks and Derwent pastel pencils on Winsor & Newton pastel paper.