Some people aren’t sure what I’m talking about when I mention water soluble pencils. They look and work like regular ol’ color pencils except if you dip a paintbrush in water and go over them they dissolve. Regular ol’ pencils will just get wet. In case you were wondering what the pencil drawing (October 21, 2009, “Seated Woman in Color“) looked like before I added the wash, well, here it is. If I were going to leave it as a pencil-only drawing I would have 1) used different paper; this is very coarse watercolor paper, and 2) I would have added a lot more detail. You can see a regular ol’ color pencil example, September 27, 2009, “South Padre“.