Taking a break from painting, I thought I would get in some drawing practice. I have not picked up a pencil in a while. That’s bad. I need all the practice I can get of everything that I want to do. I decided to use charcoal, which I have not liked in the past. I am learning to use it, though, so it is getting easier. I used vine charcoal and charcoal pencils on white paper, 9×12. I would like to thank my model for allowing me to take many photos of him.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. — Vincent Van Gogh