These pomegranates are done in soft and hard pastels on Fabriano Ingres pastel paper. Although it is a pastel paper there isn't a great deal of tooth.
The result was a bit blurred and rough round the edges.
Maybe I could have layered the pastel over workable fixative but the would have negated the benefits of buying this economy paper in the first place.
Sadly, not to my liking but might be worth trying it with charcoal.