This is 5" x 7" on Ampersand Pastelbord (I recently learned I had been spelling it wrong). The underpainting, this time, is with Staedtler triplus markers. I have loved working with the Inktense and Neocolor II's and they are legal products for CPSA exhibitions. But now I've decided to try the markers, since the CPSA entries are done.
They are definitely more brilliant...LOVE THAT! I have never worked with them as an underpainting, so let's hope the colored pencils go over them nicely. One drawback that I've noted so far is that they take much longer to dry than the watersoluble products like Inktense and Neocolor II's. I also don't have any info on their lightfastness qualities, but I'll be doing some research....especially if I am happy with how this turns out.
One good sign is that it does resemble a pepper top at this point. It's going to be a colorful but yet green pepper.