I found this photo of a kitten and thought I would do it in pastel, but I changed my mind. I decided to experiment with charcoal, because I was thinking of doing a charcoal portrait of someone and didn’t want to ruin the portrait. I have the hardest time doing a portrait over if it doesn’t work out the first time. Actually, I DON”T do a portrait over. I have one chance to get it at least acceptable. LOL! So, I started with charcoal and when it came to the white charcoal, I found that all I had left was a little stub of white charcoal. I could have sworn I had a couple of extras, but I could not find any! So, I used a little bit of white pastel. It showed up whiter, anyway. As I went along, I thought I would use just a little off-white pastel and the next thing you know pastel dust is flying all around me! I really, really do not like charcoal, except for the white. But, anyway, I like how the kitty turned out.