One of my Christmas gifts this year was a book on John Singer Sargent titled the Sensualist. It has great charcoal figure studies. He made them all on the standard 19x25" paper. I thought that I would try a study of one of these in the same size. It was fun doing a torso on this scale. It is a good back study and doing a lot more of them would be helpful. This was also done with a new charcoal that didn't have the rough little bits that I have been finding in other charcoals. It also comes in these great tubes so the sticks wont break as easily. It is by Creative Mark and I bought it at Jerry's Artarama in Providence yesterday.