The pencil with appeal
Having found my basic shapes and proportions I begin to draw more solid lines. Here I’m using a charcoal pencil because it’s the same material as the willow charcoal, just more dense. If I were to use a graphite pencil it would be too shiny and grey. This is a ‘peel-off’ pencil that generally doesn’t need sharpening if you work big. The way it works is, you peel the outer paper layer upward to reveal more point. Very handy and clean to use.