After almost a month of using it now, I think charcoal is finally beginning to grow on my as a medium. I still feel absolutely no confidence with it whatsoever and I find it nearly impossible to control. Still, I’m beginning to see its merits at least from an objective standpoint. I really do like the effects you can achieve with it. If I ever actually do figure out how to control it I think it stands a pretty good chance of becoming another one of my favourite mediums. I do like dedicating a whole sketchbook to one medium. It seems to be a good way of forcing myself to spend enough time with each medium to gain a proper appreciation for it. I think charcoal has been the most difficult so far but I’m hopeful that I’ll improve with it over time.
I only have the one sketch for you today. It was an oddly busy day and I didn’t end up doing any doodles. By the time I got around to drawing at all it was incredibly late and it seemed like a better idea to go straight into my charcoal sketch, especially since I already had a subject picked out. The subject for today’s sketch was actually entirely accidental. I just so happened to open up a Something To Draw tab earlier in the day and saw this adorable baby photo, submitted by Wazari Wazir staring back at me. I couldn’t possibly resist drawing that. He was just so perfect looking and it’s been a while since I tried drawing a baby. My version turned out a little bit creepier and less adorable than the original but I still kind of like it.