Oils came SO easy for me ... but then I'd been struggling with acrylics for years before I decided to experiment with the oils and found my niche. Now, I'm forcing the niche into the water soluble mediums and, believe it or not, I am enjoying every success and failure. Its not coming as easily as the oils, but I'm not struggling like I did with the acrylics either ... bonus! lol
Here's the last painting I did with the Caran d'Ache Neocolours II and the Derwent Inktense Pencils. This painting is based on a photo offered through Paint My Photo ning group, linked at lower right. While this piece was not one of my "successes", I learned so much about shading and highlighting with water solubles that I consider it a very valuable painting because of that. ;-)
the journey continues ...