In the real world this little guy wouldn't make me happy, but in my world today he makes me smile. I wanted to rest a little bit so decided to do this as an experiment - yep that's my byword I guess. Je is another mini, only 3.5"x3.5". It is on stock paper which is nice and smooth (I bought a package for another experiment that didn't work out). So thought I'd try to utilize the colors behind some sketches and use some of it. I put down the base coat with pan pastels as I wanted to see if I could put graphite over it, I already know that color pencil doesn't work. I also wanted to see if you could layer a lighter color over a darker color and you can see it did work in the lighter areas. You can see the applicator was still dirty from another picture, but doesn't matter because there is always a lot of color in shadows. Then I went over the top of the pans with graphite and voila, in about 20 minutes I was done for today!! My reward for a job well done - now I get to clean the house after taking Christmas decorations down I have those lousy artificial needles everywhere from the swags!!!