I hope it doesn’t denigrate to call this fun… but what else should you call this sort of bourgeoise escapism?
I have taken to starting most drawings (all on bristol “board” recently) with a red drafter’s pencil. This one actually started with a red prisma color. I keep scraps of paper and acetate to use for smaller studies for different applications, and I will sometimes lift up one layer and work “backwards”. There are two layers of acetate on this piece, with felt-tip pen, sharpie, and artist crayon on those layers.
There are lots of reasons to work on paper- it’s a quick way to keep chops up, but it can also generate quality work that also won’t be as spendy for patrons as a large painting. Planning to work mostly on paper until the studio is up and running, so look for more!