This colored pencil seems to have a softness similar to a 4B or so graphite but the feel here is more oily than slippery.
This exercise takes the gradated tones of the previous lesson and applies them to an object. Next up I'll be bringing in a bit of color on these first two exercises. But really... isn't monochrome lovely?
I'm looking forward to some spare time to go over these exercises. I'm thinking there is a lot to be gained in relaxed repetition. I feel a bit like I'm heading back to the basics and I'm liking that.