I wanted to quit this so many times! This was meant to be a brief hiatus from colored graphite! I should have known that trying to recreate all of the details from these two roses would be anything but brief! I’m very glad that I’ve finished them, though. I used Prismacolor’s Water Soluble Graphite pencils for this drawing. There are three shades: light, medium, and dark. I employed all of them. I have used these pencils a few times before, but never with water. I was planning to use water with this drawing, but after I started drawing the shadows on the petals, I decided against it. I decided that I did not want to risk disturbing and distorting those carefully placed shadows, so I did not use water and left it dry. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? Perhaps next time, I can draw the petals first, then apply water to them, let them dry and then add the shadows. Something to think about.