I recently bought a sketchbook that uses kraft paper from The Unplanned Life. I love that it can take fountain pen ink and light watercolor and water soluble graphite washes, but it really shines best with colored pencils. I bought this small set of Caran d’Ache Pablo color pencils sometime last year, I was hoping to learn how to use it, but I just didn’t have the time to sit down and figure it out. The first time I tried to use it, I had a hard time layering colors and making the values show through, so I just stopped and then I forgot to pick up again afterwards. I was trying out different mediums on this notebook so I remembered about these colored pencils and dug them out from under a pile of books on our bed’s side table. This time I kept at it until the drawing looked closer to how I wanted it to be. That was pretty satisfying, but it took much longer than I expected. I’m probably going to invest on a bigger set soon, I need more browns and yellows for my food drawings.