As promised, I'm posting the flower I did with pastel pencils. I also added gold and silver ink around the edges. The pencils are chalk pastels, a lot different than the Prismacolor or Polychromos that I'm familiar with using for a drawing. It was an experiment, not only with the pastels, but also black paper, just to see the effects of different types of pencils on black paper. It's 12" X 12" and I'm not sure it's a dahlia, so it's just a flower for now.