Coming back to my pastels after two months away has been NICE. I don't know of a faster or more intuitive way for me to think in color. These are li'l variations for my current project. Neither of these adequately hits the vibe I want, but they were FUN TO DO!!!
And here's a pastel confession. I started using pastels only after playing Super Mario Galaxy. There are these really simple faux-pastel illustrations in the game that have the most magical vibe- they make me feel all of six years old. So my foray into pastels is inspired by the Wii, not French Impressionism. Long live Miyamoto.
I'll post some more Italy sketchbook stuff when I feel like spending an hour with my scanner again.