Who are your artistic influences?
I have a very long list : Burne Hogarth, Carl Larsson, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Edgar Degas, Johannes Itten, Johannes Vermeer, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Norman Rockwell, Rapheal Sanzio, Sir George Clausen and Fritz Eichenberg.
Can I add you as a source?
Link back here. No Alternations.
Copyright Acknowledgment. Please acknowledge my authorship of the artwork and images.
Is Pastel chalk?
There is a difference between Chalk Pastel and Colored Chalk. Pastel is pure powdered pigment contain methyicellulose (it was introduced in 20th century) and a non-greasy binder. Colored Chalk is a limestone substance impregnated with dyes. Dyed Chalk is extremely affordable due to very low pigment. Modern Pastel is the most permanent of all media.
Have you tried fixatives?
I have tried fixatives before. Whether to use fixative or not remains debatable. It does change the colors. I don't use it anymore.