I'm a little terrified to both do this and post this in case it goes to **** but here goes. this is something I've really needed to do a while... just work out some things. I miss her still so much. Anyways, I drew it out in pencil (which I've been told is a big no-no with charcoal) and this is the first bit of vine charcoal. Hopefully the pencil drawing disappears in time, you can still see it. The vine was too bulky and the charcoal pencils too permanent to really commit the drawing in that. I think she was 18 or 19 in this picture? This is my second portrait of a person and the other one was me.