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Large Charcoal Drawing of George Washington
Oh regret of regrets! How I regret ever trying this!! I wanted to make a gigantic drawing (this is 8 feet tall) but couldn't figure out an ideal medium. I eventually decided just to try straight up charcoal powder. This was a grave mistake. The charcoal powder made an unfathomable mess. I knew I was making a pretty good mess while drawing, but the magnitude of the mess was not clear until after I finished.
A thin layer of nearly invisible charcoal dust now covers every inch of my room, no matter how far away from the drawing. Even the cleanest looking objects in the furthest corner of the room turn my hand COMPLETELY black when I touch them. I have no idea how to even begin cleaning up such a magnificent mess.
I mostly stopped drawing when I reached the poi... Read more »