We have been drawing our hands in my painting class this week, so I was inspired to do some more drawing. 
The sky has been glorious the past few days so its great to do a sketch of it, I did it from my studio window and made up the land to go with it.

It’s in chalk pastels on slightly textured paper. I haven’t used pastels in years but its instant coverage and because its a wide base (not a pointed tip) it feels similar to a paint brush. The colours I have are limited but I wanted to get the essence of the clouds and movement.  (They were changing quickly!)

A French aritst who was great at these skyscapes in pastels is: Eugene Boudin.