After cleaning out the garage and going to the dump (we can't get waste management to manage our waste) I sat for a few hours experimenting with colored pencil and pastel pencils on a few surfaces. Parchment is not good for theses two media. Neither is w/c paper - best seems to be bristol board smooth. So here's the experiments. Two things - the lady is slightly out of proportion but not by much, and the cowboy's waist should be lower. Cowboy painting - 12x16", lady 8x10" and girl's portrait - 8x10". LLL. These are only sketches for practice.