Statue of a firefighter. Charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.
Things I've learned so far about using charcoal:
You can cover a lot of paper in a short amount of time.
It's tricky not to smudge the parts that have already drawn.
The finished drawing needs to be sprayed with a fixitive or else the slightest touch could ruin it.
It's quite hard drawing with a burnt twig.
It scans well (a lot better than pencil or watercolour)
The blacks are really black.