I seen this video the other day and I was really compelled to this. One of the classes I took was Analysis of form and everything had to be done in charcoal. I was really skeptical at first and had my hands in charcoal before.
I always thought charcoal being a real messy medium, very dirty. So that shun me away from using the form. I’am more of a neat, like things clean, kind of person. But over the course of the class I picked up different ways to tidy up technique and acquire new skills in this medium. It’s interesting what you can learn just by diving into a medium and going with the pace.
( Drawing with charcoal )
Just like this one I have pictured, White USA charcoal leaves allot of dust deposit when used. I had to use a drop cloth to catch all the excess charcoal and when working on black coal paper you can’t brush it. So I also had to find different ways to work with that. This is some challenges I had to over come to complete this work of art.