I’m at the point in the drawing where I’m refining and darkening everything. Basically just building up the charcoal in layers.
It’s at this point in a drawing that I become very aware of the texture of the paper. In order to get some places really black I have to fill in all the little indentations in the paper.
Brushes and Q-tips help with this but, if you don’t want to smudge your drawing then you have to have a sharp point on your charcoal and really get detailed.