Pastels are a wonderful medium to work with. If you are used to painting in wet mediums like oils and acrylics then you should give pastels a try. They are a very refreshing and enjoyable approach to creating art.
Like any new form of art, watercolor painting can be difficult at first. It is only with time and practice that one becomes a better painter. Never become discouraged by your mistakes or lack of progress.
To start watercolor painting you will obviously need to purchase supplies. Purchase the best possible materials that you can afford.
It seems like the holy grail of rough drawing or sketching is drawing excellent portraits. Using easy techniques, you will discover how you can draw faces in a step by step fashion in this pencil portrait tutorial below.
Before now, it has been difficult for many to attain a high skill level of mastery in a relatively short span of time.