So I decided to combine sketching and pastel. I went to the local wild life refuge and sketched goats and an alpaca. I didn’t have any plan in mind except to just try using the pastel sticks to actually draw with them. I liked how these turned out and I think I will go there more often to try other media and do the same exercises.
PS, the goats were more active and it was like trying to sketch a school of fish.