First, to everyone who made comments yesterday, asserting my bravery, thank you. But really, this is just a temporary thing, and the "paintings" that I'm doing are 3 in by 3 in, I just finished this one in forty minutes.
The goal here is to try and see if I can find a way to use CPs in a painterly fashion that does not require hours of labor over small areas.
One of the things I love about impressionistic oil painting is seeing the brushstrokes - they give the painting such life and vitality. I'd like to think that there is a way to achieve the "brushstroke" feel with CPs. Of course, the issue is getting the pencil into all the little crevices of the paper. Solvent can be used, but then you lose the "brushstroke" feel and move more towards the smoothness that CPs are known for.
I'm just thinking out loud here.