- He starts off with a phantom sketch by drawing the outline of the model without putting any lines on the paper. This helps to get going and get some dimensions in the eye.
- Then he draws the model in a flowing way, moving around and across the paper without lifting the charcoal off the paper and not worrying too much about the finer points of accuracy. This produces the first rough take on the model.
- Next, the sketch is worked on... filling in details and missing out or changing parts which are not needed or inaccurate. The beauty of working with charcoal is that it is flexible and can be altered.
- Bearing in mind tone, light and and shade and form.
- Features are brought out with the use of tone and this is where chalk can be used as a highlighter.
- Damian asked to look deeply at the model and the drawing will follow.