Rainy day today. Sometimes I bring my pastel pencils in the house and sketch at the kitchen table and watch (nare I say) T.V. I brought with me some scraps of matboard. This one was really "toothy", meaning it had lots of little dimples or weave, harder to fill in. This one was more toothy than most pastel paper. I had a great photo of a labrador taken this summer, so I gave it a shot.
Experimenting with surfaces causes note to self, don't use this one (surface) again..