I started this sketch with high hopes — especially after obtaining the charcoal pencils for free — but it’s since been driving me absolutely batshit crazy. The biggest issues being
- I’ve never perfected the art of cross hatching,
- I stupidly used a non-charcoal pencil for the brown,
- → I can’t get anything to blend together effectively,
- → the white looks more like a weird skeleton costume than reflected light.
Bah. Gonna ditch this for a while. Maybe I’ll come back to it either with more shades of charcoal pencil, just black and white (or just white), or eff it, soft pastels.