The Allure of Working with Messy Charcoal
One of the things I love about charcoal drawing is that it is instantly alterable, you can change your mind with just the stroke of a smudge stick or the wipe of a kneadable eraser.
The flexibility of working and experimenting with this medium are almost endless to me and supremely satisfying when I breathe life onto a pristine white canvas with some dust, smudges and strokes of charcoal.
I will often find the finished drawing is slightly different to what I had pictured in my mind, while what I consider to be pieces I'm particularly proud of, turn out absolutely nothing like I thought they would.
What is your favourite medium and why ?