Charcoal is my favourite art medium. I love it because it is messy and not as delicate as pencil. Truth be told, I am not a fan of drawing with pencil. As soon as you get going the pencil needs to be sharpened again. And I am yet to find a sharpener that actually does what it is supposed to be doing. What I also love about charcoal is that mistakes can be fixed easily. Not that I have ever had an issue with tearing up an artwork when I don’t like it, but it gets a bit more difficult when you reach that point where you actually do start to like it.
A couple of years ago hubby and I took my mom to Nieu Bethesda and my mom fell in love with this random woman. She made me take a picture of a complete stranger so I can draw her in charcoal. Well, from the valley of Nieu Bethesda, this is Sarah. She was done on A2 paper and will soon be hanging in my mom’s library.