I am enjoying working in charcoal at the moment. It is giving me the freedom of line that I have been looking for. I just want to draw and draw now, working on blending with shape, tone and line.
The enjoyment is coming with having more confidence in my ability to record quick and simple outlines and contours.in my line. But what I am interested in is working with that over tone. The last two drawings I have done achieve that I feel. I have laid down areas of very dark tone and taken them back by rubbing into them and working those areas around the body. Then the line is placed back on top, to emphasise the tonal qualities in that line too.