Just stunning again!!!! As Liz said, I am also extremely keen to give charcoal another shot, if you can get results like this I definitely want to have a go!!!!! How do you avoid smudging with charcoal? I use pastel but this is always on coloured canson paper so that hides the smaller smudges, and use a kneadable eraser to remove excess pigment. Can you use this eraser on charcoal like you can with pastel? If lifts the pastel off the page, so I'm assuming because charcoal is much the same make up as pastel, it may lift as well?
Also, what paper type do you use? I love my canson with pastel, so was thinking charcoal on white/cream canson may be the go?