|"Torso, 6 by 9in, charcoal on paper"|
It's probably been 25 years since I last picked up a charcoal pencil in earnest. Oddly, the pencils labeled soft were very hard and only the one labeled medium was soft enough to be usable. As a subject I used a plaster cast of a sculpture I made some years back...perhaps a decade. There was a lot of dust on the old girl.This was intended as a preparation for an oil painting, but I have a feeling I may be getting ahead of myself. I need to sort out some things first, so the painting may have to wait a little while.