I have been in the mood to sketch lately, but more specifically sketch using charcoal. I usually do pencil drawings but I have always wanted to master charcoal but I am always to chicken and I resort back to pencils every time. So I figured I will never "master" it if I never try. I had to start somewhere so here is the result of my first attempt using charcoal. Dexter, of course. I'm not super pleased but once I started I realized that charcoal wasn't as scary as I once thought however it's not a friend of the eraser which means it's not exactly a friend of mistakes--something for me to get used to.