Well I am a firm believer that you just got to try it. And conveniently that is what is great about doing the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge - you stretch, you can experiment and win or goof and not feel too bad about it. When I write my memoirs, when I am 90, I want to say I tried it, did/didn't like it, but at least I tried it. Well this is the case here. If you are a bird person you know this is a far cry from what a Red-throated Conure looks like on a good day.
I wanted to do something in color pencil, been a while, and wow do you forget a lot when you don't do it. Anyway I really like the pan pastels so put down the background and thought I would put a base coat red under the green head and green under the red/yellow belly. Forgot that color pencil is transparent so I really couldn't get any traction on having the colors show up over the base coat. I tried workable fixative - well that really didn't make much of a difference either. So ended up putting some pastel over the pan pastel/color pencil globs below.
Don't get me wrong, there are things I like about this and it truly was a learning experience. I think there really is a way to use pan pastels and color pencils together - I just need to keep on experimenting and who knows what I'll find out next?
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.