Colored pencil is a medium you don't often see. I took a course from Gary Greene years ago and was amazed at what you can do with this medium! "Vanity" by Martin Vela, 2007, colored pencil on museum board, 18 x 9.
I like this sketchbook due to the dark colours in the background and the technique used to do this. The background is completely filled using paint in layers. The dark browns and reds make a background for the writtten work - these colours are roughly joined with cool colours which make a detailed water and boat scene. I like the way the writing becomes part of he painting. . The overall effect is breathtaking.