Is it drawing or painting?

It’s both!

Depending on the way you use them, you can draw and paint with pastels, and produce work that ranges from detailed and delicate sketches to vibrant and expressive paintings.

You hold the pigment in your hand, so can work immediately and directly, with no drying times to slow you down.

You can combine several techniques, work in layers, and rub out or go over areas that you don’t like.