Finally, we are going to do portraits. We start with charcoals of each other. We get 5 minutes per portrait and we're encouraged to use different techniques each time. Like drawing with your left hand, using the flat side of the charcoal and not lifting the charcoal from the paper, but leaving it in contact with the paper all the time while you sketch.
Here are my best ones:
And last but not least we draw ourselves in front of a mirror. It's quite a challenge. Especially when you are drawing yourself, you want the image to be just alike.I took the sketches home that night, and not having been able to fixate the charcoal I used a blank paper to protect the painting. And then I had 'a happy accident.'