I am really enjoying using charcoal!
It is great to go in light and smudge away or go in heavy and create that depth of shadow.
Having completed my drawing of a fox cub in charcoal, I have now added a drawing of the vixen plus a horse called Chester and a Red Deer. The Red Deer was very “obliging” by looking back and pausing long enough for me to photograph him.
None of the reference shots are ideal but good enough to sketch from.
Here are my sketches in charcoal and down below are the reference shots that I used.