Nudged into action by all the fabulous stormy cloudscapes we've been having this summer, I have started on a new large drawing.
To cover the paper quickly at this early stage I am trying out Prismacolor's Art Stix. They are a block of solid color a bit like a traditional pastel stick, but made from the same "lead" used in their color pencils. Being Prismacolor, they have a wax binder, so I expect to contend with the waxy bloom at a later stage of the drawing - which can sometimes happen with a heavy application of this brand. I will finish off the finer details with traditional pencil, but it is so liberating not to have a tiny point to work with at this large planning stage.