So I couldn't help myself to go ahead and do another sketch before going back to my oil painting. This is a challenge for me to work with charcoal. AND....especially on the surface of this paper. When I used to draw, I worked with drafting pencils on bristol paper. I was so wrapped up in details.
I thought working with the charcoal and slightly rough paper would force me to "sketch" in shapes yet, I still got caught up in wanting to show details.
Personally?......I'd like this picture as a pastel painting. I've gotta sketch more often. It really is a different mindset from working on a commissioned painting.