This video was created by artist Chelsea Herron to illustrate to a student just how long some polished charcoal/pastel work can take…
Anthony this is wonderful, may I ask why she is keeping track of when she uses the harder charcoal (HB)?
I believe that everything that Chelsea was keeping track of was geared towards the issues of a specific student. I do know that many students are too quick to grab an HB as it seems to be easier to control—however, that ease of control comes at a steep price of tooth diminishment.
I too go for the HB sooner than I should and always regret it. Sigh