Here is another little experiment with the underpainting of Neocolor II wax pastels. Instead of using my beloved Prismas, I am trying the Coloursoft's by Derwent. They seem to do better on the pastelboard. Not as crumbly and you don't have to sharpen as often. And they don't seem to have such a waxy build-up as the Prismas. However, the set I have of Coloursoft only has Indigo and Black for darks, so I have had to use the Black Grape, Black Cherry, and Black Raspberry colors from my Prismas.
The first pic is the 5 x 7 pastelboard with my transferred sketch and the Neo's colored on.
Second pic is after water has been brushed onto the Neos.
Third pic is my progress so far. I know you should never let 'em see you sweat, but this one has been a challenge. For one the Orange is really intense, secondly I'm not familiar with the Coloursoft colors and what they can do. But now that I have most of the "naked" orange covered, it looks like it might pull together at some point.
You will have to stay tuned in the next couple of days to see......"Will she pull this one off?"