Pastels and Rose

Bought a box of soft pastels from The Works in the city centre today although wanted to buy pastel pencils which I couldn’t find at several stores. The pastels felt like chalks and made my hands dry and uncomfortable; and the airborne dust made me cough. It was my first time to use pastels and also the first time to draw a rose. I also used colouring pencils, and B, 4B and charcoal pencils when drawing this flower.