"MY SMILING FACE" - Charcoal - (To be able to accurately sketch a self portrait)
"WOMAN LOOKING EAST" - Charcoal - (To be able to sketch a posing female model)
"MAN LOOKING EAST" - Charcoal - (To be able to sketch a posing male model)
"PLANT IN DARKNESS" - Charcoal - (To be able to sketch a still life)
"STOREFRONT AT NIGHT" - Charcoal - (To be able to draw a nocturnal scene in charcoal.)
"COMPLEX BLOCK SHAPES" - Charcoal - (To be able to draw a still life of complex blocks)
"THE CUBE" - Charcoal - (To be able to recreate a still life of a white cube in a dark background.)
Charcoal Drawings

Charcoal is used in art for drawing, . It must usually be preserved by the application of a fixative. Artists generally utilize charcoal in three forms:

Vine charcoal is created by burning sticks or vines.
Powdered charcoal is often used to "tone" or cover large sections of a drawing surface. Drawing over the toned areas darkens it further, but the artist can also lighten (or completely erase) within the toned area to create lighter tones.
Compressed charcoal charcoal powder mixed with gum binder compressed into round or square sticks. The amount of binder determines the hardness of the stick. Compressed charcoal is used in charcoal pencils.

Jahkori Dopwell Hall
Young Illustrator Sarasota, FL