Flowers #3/25 in my series. I haven’t used soft pastels a lot. I’ve gravitated more towards the pan pastels, but I felt like getting messy today! It’s so much easier to get a rich pigment with the soft pastels. And I actually found a use for my hard pastels/crayons! I used sandpaper for the first time, and it turned out it was much easier to work with than I’d initially thought.

I was going for a soft, dreamy look, and found the perfect reference photo for it on Pixabay. I was using more of the pencils and getting more detailed, but scrubbed it out and decided to try for less detail, more suggestion. I don’t think I did too bad!

Sennelier soft pastel with conte crayon and Faber Castell pastel pencil.