At the moment I am experimenting with paper and soft pastels and pastel pencils. I tried Ingres paper but I found it way too thin. Maybe I shouldn’t have used a brown Ingres paper – I got no vivid colours at all and did something which I rarely do – I threw the piece into the dustbin.
The paper I used for the flying bird which you can see above is acrylic paper. It has a textured surface – a bit of a “tooth”, but it is smoother than the rough watercolour paper I used for my grassy rocks. I still have to try it for the soft pastels, because the bird is painted with pastel pencils.
I thought I’d put the bird into a frame which I coloured with my markers (haven’t used them for ages!).