Initially I just wanted to try out some charcoal. You must know, charcoal is a great way to sketch, but very difficult to control. If graphite represents control and cautiousness then charcoal is the enfant terrible. Very difficult to control, partly because I had no previous experience with it. So after a protracted trial with charcoal which was fruitless, I ended up using the auld waye. 8B for the darkest tones, 6B for the transition, the rest of the Bs used sparingly on the face. I never touched the HB anywhere on the paper. The whole thing took me 5 hours to complete, no less, minus the time I spent with the charcoal. Sketching this was fun.
The title is a famous refrain from a Nirvana song. Why did I put that as the title? Go figure.
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