@the-fledgling-artist I really like how manipulative the texture is. It spreads and smooths and can be applied very thickly. But the best part about it, of which I am most appreciative, is how well it erases. I picture it very similarly to charcoal, in way of texture, etc., but it is much less messy and much easier to pick up. I should mention that while I occasionally use colored chalk pastel pencils, I most often just use white chalk (pencil, stick, whatever I can get my hands on) on Strathmore Artagain black paper. There’s just something about the appearance that is very stark and appealing to me.
@wordsmith It is a pleasure to meet you! I am eager to explore your writings in the future and get to know you and the many others on this site better. I have multiple friends that are deeply immersed in the linguistics world, I’ll send them your way for multiple discussions and arguments.