Meanwhile, I made these "background" marks as a first layer in a combination of exercises in the book. Mainly it said, don't think, just do. I made two background sheets 18 X 24. I should say my first two because I loved this and will do it again when I can lure someone over to play (smile).
I used plain old colored chalk
Cheap oil pastels
Watercolors and if I am not mistaken these are made with dyes (I could be wrong). The colors are intense and lovely.
First finished exercise.
Charcoal, India in circle with brush and hatched line with India ink from dropper
charcoal with India ink "drops". There is also peachy chalk. When I thought I was done, I was going to pass on the chalk but that required thought (not in play here) so I just grabbed a stick and colored away.
NO CONTEST my favorite technique: oil pastels with watercolor wash over top. In fabric I LOVE batik (see how it translates)
More pastel and watercolor
Now I bet you want to play too!!