I borrowed a photograph from my dancer friend, Archana Kumar, because it was so so beautiful and I wanted to draw it, to capture all the heat of that photo and make it mine. So I tried pastels, which I haven't touched in a while- and the result looked like I hadn't touched pastels in a while. So I crumpled that up and tried doing realistic watercolors. It came out great- if you don't know what Archana looks like. If you do know what she looks like, my painting looks like her on crack. I'll save that one for her personal email.
So I reverted to what I know best..black lines and inks. I enjoyed doing this even though some of it was a challenge. It's even inspiring me to take more cultural stuff up!