I have been taking a Life Drawing class at Saddleback College with Cynthia Grilli this semester. We work in vine charcoal which is a very movable medium. Working with a chamois, kneaded eraser, stump and whatever else we can to push and pull the charcoal. I'm actually enjoying it and love the subtractive qualities of charcoal the best. It is very forgiving. For the most part I am working on values. I am a bit shy when it comes to pulling values in strong contrast and yet am totally attacked to that quality in artwork. So these are a few of the things I have been working on inside and outside of class. Some complete and some just at a structural start.
I am finding that I want to draw all the time. I am hoping to relate this to my painting. I have to do a self portrait for the final... Now that is another story.