Thank you, Rainy, John, Debby, for your comments.
I am going to give the waves a rest for a few weeks. Today, back to my girls.
The following paintings are based on photo references from mjranum from devian art.
This one is done on Stillman & Birn Alpha 100 lb spiral bound 9 x 12 inch full page.
First layer - Colorfix pastel ground white
Second layer - a second coat of pastel ground but this time added a dollop of General's Graphite powder. I wanted a gray background without having to use acrylics or having to use pan pastels all round this figure work since it would be awfully tedious.
Third layer - Holbein oil pastel all the way. Amazingly opaque.
The next one was also done on Stillman & Birn Alpha but on spiral journal 100 lb 9x12 inch. This was the page where I experimented on graphite powder and watercolor mix.
First layer - I put Colorfix pastel ground clear all over it.
Second layer - Pan pastel red!! Love red!!
Third layer - Terry Ludwig intense dark and Daler Rowney soft pastels
Where I messed up here and there, I used an electric eraser to lift off the darks and put more red pan pastel in.
I have one more but it's done on cardstock with soft pastels and you could see it here
Quick doodle on Stillman & Birn Epsilon testing
top left - copic markers and various colored pencils and thinner
top right - Dr. Ph Martin bombay india ink and colored pencil
lower piece - Daniel Smith watercolor and colored pencil
I think I like the watercolor one the best.