How did you get
started drawing in pastel?
I made the first flower
pastels in 1991 as an intuitive response to my large flower paintings.
I visualized how the paintings would translate as pastels. This
response was educated by my longtime interest in Degas.
Pastel is the most graphic
of the painting mediums. I still resist calling pastels "paintings."
The act of making a mark with a pastel is a graphic one. Of course
if you don't understand color, as in painting, then you are lost.