My pastel drawings challenge the way drawings are usually produced. In these works, I elevate drawing, which is typically thought of as less important than painting, by creating drawings from sketches made of completed paintings. I use a similar palette as the painting but use the sketch to create the armature for the drawing. Each studio session I shift the orientation so that I am challenged to think about the whole picture plane. Finally, I utilize the pastels in an additive and subtractive process so that the eraser is just as important as any of the pastels.