Since I didn't have any pressing projects in the studio at the moment, I did the old random drawing game that I do to warm-up once in a while. The subject I pulled out of the bowl was: cat. The media: (Yep! You guessed it) chalk pastel.
I don't know what it is - I don't do this very often, yet chalk pastel has been the randomly selected media most of the time. And, as you may already know, chalk pastel and I don't really "click."
Luckily, this encounter with chalk pastel was much more pleasant than the previous ones. Where those drawings will remaine forever buried on the drawing pad, I actually kind of like this one . I don't know what it is with blue, though (if you recall the sickly blue pig of a couple months back - shudder). I guess I'm drawn more to greens, blues, and purples more than I am to the pinks, oranges, and yellows.
I think the many hours spent with the colored pencil on the last project actually helped with this one - I think I learned a lot about color and being able to actually achieve some of the colors I'm after. I'm thrilled to have a better understanding in that area that I'm sure will carry over into other aspects of my work.
Who knows! Maybe now I'll feel a bit less threatened by chalk pastels. I'd love to try working on colored paper sometime soon.