Anyway for all you charcoal artists out there (ahem Flintlock), any advice in the use of this medium would be very much appreciated. I am already discovering how much I hate trying to blend the charcoal, but how much I love working with the fur texture in comparison to graphite. Oh yeah, I am sure this is a big no no, but I have been able to successfully sharpen my charcoal pencil in a regular electric pencil sharpener. The lead broke like 3 times when I tried the cheapo sharpener that came with the pencils.
This drawing was done with a 2B charcoal pencil. I used just a tiny bit of 4B in the heavily shadowed areas.