We had a wonderful class onn Zero Drawing, a technique found in Marie Browning's book "Pencil Magic". Here is the piece I did in class. It was done with a graphite background.
So all the time we were working on that, I kept thinking pan pastels. I talked to Meredith Yuhas about it - she was our teacher for the class. She said she had not used it that way. I talked to a few other people and same reaction. So, of course, I had to try it. I did learn that I need to use a spray fixative a couple of times through the process. But, also, I kind of like the way the color bleeds over a bit - it adds a bit of shading to the edges. And it easily picks back up if you need to. I will definitely play more with this - perhaps blending some colors together and using pastel chalk to highlight. The picture doesn't pick it up very well - it is a cranberry colored background and purple LePen ink.