So only having been to class on Saturday I was back on Monday for more. This week was a new challenge of a still life in charcoal. What made it very challenging was that there was not a lot of tonal variation. My teacher said in this case it was best to put in a mid tone and then look for the darker, harder edges and highlights. Not easy at all but I really enjoyed trying this.
This was the set up.
I was drawing from a different position than the photo, so I had
foreshortening of the teapot, ellipses and glass to deal with.