I'm happiest with the texture on the shiny turquoise and gree nones, the purple matte finish one is camera-distorted and looks better in person, the glitter magenta ones look a little better in life but were the least successful. I'll have to work on "glitter covered texture." But that's what sketching is for, experiments!
9" x 12" Masters aka Charvin Watersoluble Pastel Sticks (hard pastels) on brown Bogus rough recycled sketch paper. I think I'll keep doing big sketches on this paper, it's so handy. For me 9 x 12" is big!
(Edited to replace the photo with a better photo I took after it was hanging on the wall, the first one was washed out.)