So far I have enjoyed charcoal, I guess after years of pencil work this is not too dissimilar? At least I feel I have an advantage having had that experience. It is messier! But it blends beautifully. I am still trying to stick with a more free approach to my long standing detailed technique, but it does still pop up, that old familiarity, as you will see in my next post – Here is WONDER, a nude figure study using willow charcoal sticks and white derwent tinted charcoal.