A charcoal and chalk life drawing; Life Drawing is an essential exercise for me as an artist. There is nothing like drawing the human form from life, as it is right there in front of you. It is the ultimate test of observational drawing, and probably the most satisfying type of drawing, in that as an Artist you can create a thing of beauty simply by applying a burnt charcoal stick to paper. The variation of line with the delicate control of pressure applied to the paper, working and smudging to reveal the grain of the paper, and the use of an eraser to find the highlights. I love drawing!