Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Referring to lesson #1 in the class, you can still explore the drawing & painting mixed media process even if you can't find any Dry Media/Pastel Ground. That acrylic medium is literally a matte and toothy product designed to help with drawing on paint. However, if you use a paper with a good tooth, and experiment with light acrylic washes (in a water-colour style), you should be aok. You can also use a Matte Polymer Medium mixed in with your acrylic paint, or as a layer on top of your painting (allow each layer to dry), which should help create enough tooth for most drawing materials. You can also use watercolours instead of acrylics! :) Is the piece for sale? No What advice would you give someone starting this project? The trick is to avoid any glossy areas of paint, so that the drawing materials will apply nicely without skipping. You don't have to use the charcoal powder - you can go right from painting to the drawing part. I have found that in addition to mood and supporting eraser techniques, the charcoal does help soften up the surface and is nice to draw on, however, it truly is not necessary in the grand scheme of things (I am a little biased, since I love the effect :) Try it with and without, and see what you like best!