Every now and then, I take out my pencils and paper and start to draw something. So far I had only used lead pencils, but I never was satisfied with the result. The colors are pale, there's always too little choice in color, etc. etc. Painting is nothing for me, but then I found out about pastels. With pastels, you can mix colours, you can rub them for color transitions and the colors themselves are very intense. So I got me a box of pastels, as well as pastel pencils for details. I've been busy discovering how to work with them... you can see my first try outs below! (I am not very talented, but hey, it's the fun that counts anyway!).