This is something I did for school last year. It's interesting because the canvas is actually textured wallpaper. We used oil crayons... NOT the same as pastels. They were huge, bulky, and I hate them. This picture went through many transormations, because I didn't know what I was painting/drawing. I did the lake, then added the sea creature, and decided it would be the Loch Ness monster. I got a "C" on this piece... my teacher said she didn't know that the trees were trees. Come on now, think abstract! She's a painting teacher for crying out loud!