One of the art instruction books I'm learning from is Figure Drawing for Artists, by the artist Steve Huston (2016). Huston uses Carb-othello pencils in some of his finished works, so I ordered a set of these to experiment with. I love these pencils already. They are like a hard pastel pencil, very rich with pigment, firm enough to sharphen like graphite, and they can also be used with water. They come in a variety of great colors for drawing like sanguine, sepia, greys and black. With the sanguine (earth reddish) tone I sketched a dancer in a variety of poses and produced the drawing, above, on sketch paper. Now I'm experimenting to see how this could best be made into a finished drawing using these new pencils. On thicker mixed media paper I did a variety of washes with watercolor and tried drawing over it with the sanguine pencil and wetting it to spread the pigment (at left). I'm not sure which is the way to go with this yet -- I'm continuing to experiment with different Carb-othello pencil colors, different papers, and washes of watercolor.