I started this piece a couple of posts ago with my new Prisma markers intending to use colored pencil to finish over the top of the markers. However........my edges in the pepper from yellow to orange to red were too hard-edged to cover with the cp's. (That's why we do these experiments :-)
So after stewing over it a couple of days I decided to cry "uncle" and finish it in soft pastels. I have seen some beautiful energetic works using a "broken color" technique. I'm not sure the texture of the pastel stroke suits the texture of the pepper, but when you stand away from it the colors blend quite nicely.
It was alot of fun to do and got me out of my funk over my failed marker/cp experiment!!
That and getting adjusted to having my new braces in. I'm a light sleeper and I wake up about every 10 minutes thinking something is in my mouth.....oh, really? They ache and I've already had to have them repaired...but I do like the way they look.
Yellow Pepper Top 5" x 7" Soft pastels over Prisma archival markers.