I did much of my earliest work using pastels, but only rediscovered them in 2020. Once again, pastel has become one of my favorite mediums.
By painting in multiple thin layers and using glazing techniques, acrylic paintings can have the depth ordinarily associated with oil paintings.
As children our earliest drawing tool is often a simple graphite pencil. I've built on my childhood love of drawing to create highly detailed monotone pieces using a variety of graphite and carbon pencils.
By using such techniques as blending with odorless mineral spirits, colored pencil work can take on the qualities of a wet medium. It's a very slow, painstaking process of building layer upon layer of color and detail.