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So far I've tried a few and I really love the pastel pencils and tinted charcoal. I like mostly the texture and sound of the lead going across the surface of the paper. Very intangible stuff. LOL.
Here's a sketch of the materials using the materials, mainly Aquatone. The colours aren't actually this bright. It's only after I sprayed it with fixative that the colour became brighter. I think it's got to do with the chemical reaction between the water-soluble Aquatone and the fixative. The Stillman & Birn Delta paper is very toothy!
I bought the Derwent Graphitint coloured pencils to try out today. I totally misjudged the values they can create. They are mostly dark values that don't vary much from each other except for the hue. It will take a while to get used to it.
Sitting at the cafe sketching these people made me think of how crowded it was. This particular Coffee Bean at Junction 8 always seems to be crowded. I was lucky today to get a seat. While sketching, I saw a few people coming in and walking out after finding out there are not seats.
The coffee here cost around 5 times more than the coffee at the neighbourhood coffee shops. Yet, it's always packed. There are also many students. Back in the days when I was a student, I had to scrimp and save. Now that I've a job, I still feel a bit guilty drinking such expensive coffee.