I see I haven´t posted a single drawing all weekend, so I´ll just have to make up for it now. The weather has been nice, the husband scrubbed up our balcony with pine-smelling cleaning soap and it was such a treat to sit there a little while. I never can take it for long, it´s a hot corner and I prefer the cool shade indoors. I practically have no pigments and avoid a hot spot if I can. The tanning culture is a mystery to me.
I played with some pastels I found from so far back I can´t remember when I bought them. No wonder they look barely touched, crayons really isn´t my thing. You´d really need to work on a large scale to have any detail in a picture, and the drawing needs fixative, which ruins the other side of the page, so it certainly is no good if you use a sketchbook.
I tried the same motif (more or less) with ink and a watercolour pen accent, and managed to get the husband´s feet look like a gigant hobbit´s! Also, I really need to work out how to draw foliage. Sweden in summer is a foliage-fest, everything is embedded in layer upon layer of green leaves.