Two new pieces – One is the first of a bunch of ‘birth-art’ sketches that I’ve been doing while the other came about from experimenting with soft pastels. The pastels are amazing and I’ve already started some other projects with them. They’ve quickly become a favorite and work great in a mixed media setting. ‘Red Planet’ started off as a base of ink, charcoal and watercolor, gone over with pastels and some digital manipulation. ‘Sunflower’ is mostly water color, with colored pencils, collage and pastel.