"Buddy," charcoal on toned paper, 9 x 12 inches. Here is another recent commission. This time it's a charcoal drawing on gray paper, heightened with white chalk. It's also a composite from two photos. I really like using a gray, blue, or beige-toned paper for drawings. You can "pull out" the light parts on forms with white chalk and "push in" with the charcoal. I used a little yellow pastel for the flowers.