charcoal on ingres drawing, 22" x 16".
i started this over a week ago and then ignored it because it turned flat and insipid. this week i went over it with a heavier charcoal, twice on two days, mostly just scribbling or making shadow contours. i like that it looks like a cross between a lifetime of scars and the tattoos of my tribe.
i dislike the whole routine of shading forms in the classical style. i don't mind it if i can play with color but when restricted to charcoal or pencil i just want to draw.