Working in charcoal reduces everything to its elemental state. But the real life lives in the shadows, where the light paints the dark and chases it into shape. In this drawing I’ve used blackboard chalk to give some contrast to the darks, in the absence of any artists chalk. Like our own personalities its often unclear where the shadows lie, but ignoring them means living more of a two-dimensional life. Too much light can blind, too much dark can darken the soul. Its the play of the two that brings balance and harmony. Perhaps!