have you tried using these pan pastels yet? i treated myself to a set of these a while ago and finally pulled them out the other day.....they're really fun and surprisingly easy to use!
they come with a few art sponges and one that looks like an eye make-up tool.....and you can also purchase some of the plastic handles separately (you don't have to have these, but i found them much easier to use than the large sponge).
and after watching pam carriker's you tube video on pan pastels, i decided to give that girl some much needed color. waaaay too much fun.....it's coloring for grown-ups!!
artwork finished on plain copy paper using pan pastels and applicator sponge tools