Charcoal sketch – when there is no live model

With no model for this class session, we needed a photo to draw. Found an old Parson Designs portfolio catalog that included a nice black and white photo of a child. I decided to use some 9X12 toned gessoed watercolor paper that I prepped earlier. It was my first time using this surface with charcoals. Wasn’t used to the gessoed texture but liked that it took a lot of wear from the charcoals and erasers.