Pastel/Mix Media 1: Land & Water
It's really important to keep drawing and work in different media. The best painters are very good at drawing. This work is either dry pastel, oil pastel, graphite, ink, acrylics, pencil crayon, watercolor or a mix. I've been working in this media combination for 30 years. Oil pastels, my favorite, are a great blend between drawing and painting techniques. They lead me to oil painting.
When pastels or mix media cover a surface by 75% or more they are considered "paintings."