Various ways to get color on the paper… The regular way- pick up a pastel chalk and draw with it! Powdered technique- He would mix the pastel powder with hot water or steam and paint it on with a brush!
Fun facts… Edgar Degas was known for being “a grump”! When asked why he never married, he replied: "I would live in constant fear that, whenever I completed a new painting, I would hear my wife say ' That's so pretty what you've done there! ".
One of his greatest triumphs; The Little Dancer Over 60 sculptures were cast and reside in museums around the globe! It’s not as big as it looks!