Craig and I went to Paramount ranch this morning for a couple of hours. I had never tried pastels before and we had been talking about changing media and experimenting with something new. I felt I learned a few things about the medium and am excited to try again. The tree scene is pretty much how it looked, but I think next time, I'd like to push the design around to get a more interesting composition.
The sketch with the bush on the left was done more quickly and I think the design is more interesting even though there is less detail.
Both sketches around 12x18 on Canson paper.