After a year long hiatus from life drawing I was anxious to get back into it. Here are some life drawings from 1-16-14. They are all charcoal on charcoal paper (18″x24″). I normally don’t draw with charcoal for life drawings except for gesture drawings. I’m also a very clean person so it’s obvious that I should stay away from charcoal, however, I used it for the last three life drawing sessions and I might continue to use it. Even though it gets all over your hands and paper (and pants, and everything else in close vicinity) there’s just something about it that I like. I’m thinking about breaking out the toned paper soon and trying some charcoal and white pastel/white charcoal drawings. Maybe I’ll switch back to colored pencils on toned paper.