The painted drawing
The charcoal on this canvas is very heavy because I reworked and reworked the violin, the books, the figurine, and the paint tubes.
Now I must very carefully wipe away all that charcoal as I paint the lines. This is a quick memory exercise...wipe it away and quickly replace the charcoal with paint, as shown above.
For this drawing, I used Indian Red and ultramarine blue. As I work, I dip my brush in some odorless mineral spirits just to thin the paint a bit. Above is the finished drawing in paint.