I sat down to try my pan pastels in another project.First I drew a wreath of flowers and painted them using watercolors. The drawing is made from imagination and isn't that well done but it's good enough for me to try what I want. At the very beginning I drew a circle, that way it's easier to make the wreath even.
I added some twinks and used WS crayons to make a neutral background.
Black and white pen for details and pan pastels to even out the background.
I worked some more with the greyish background, and at the end I used a new stencil to add the dragonflies. I might add shadows to the dragonflies too, later on.
The pan pastels was like a dream to even out the background color. So smooth and easy to add. One certainly have to use a fixative, and I'm going to try hairspray.
Another time I'll try using a lighter color for the background, as it is now I feel it's a bit too dark. And, I could have kept the dragonflies white or a light color. I also did think of adding text instead of dragonflies, but with a complete wreath it seemed too strict. All in all I'm pleased with the result and what I learned from doing it. That's the most important thing, don't you think?