Heather’s Daily Art Adventures at the Kraaft Shaak has some recent videos using Clairefontaine Pastelmat, which is paper with a texture specifically designed to be used with pastels. But as she discovered, it works great with watercolors too!
In this video, Heather does an amazing picture of Sophie the dog using Derwent pastel pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. Toward the end of the video she also experiments with watercolors, and layers the pastel pencil on top, blending for a beautiful effect! You can see the video here:
Heather also did a two-part series using the Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper to do another drawing, this time of dog Barkley, again using Derwent pastel pencils. You can see the part one video here and the part two video here.
These videos are replays from her Daily Art Adventures at the Kraaft Shaak, which are live on her Twitch channel Monday through Friday at 10 am Eastern time if you want to join in live!
Clairefontaine Pastelmat papers are available in a variety of sizes at Dick Blick and other fine retailers.