This one I was experimenting with trying to do something looser, and doing it in layers to minimize the white underneath. I would change some things next time, but it was a fun piece to do. I’ve included my step photos below.

This is the final layer of pastel.

This was the layer underneath of water soluble oil pastel. I didn’t like the texture and hard lines of the oil pastel – I would probably coat the paper with gesso next time.

This was the painting before applying water to the oil pastel.

The underpainting was done with watercolor pencil.

This was the initial sketch with watercolor pencil before applying water.