Using a real medium: soft vine charcoal for the plane edges and shadows, a kneaded eraser to lift for bones and lights. Loving the feel of it. Good paper for laying down and lifting. Medium density can be light or heavy, paper cleans up well. Hands shaky from no art for so long, but heart less limited, too, from the same cause. Confident in my expressiveness now: nothing much to lose. However: charcoal doesn’t come with an undo function. Wished it did, a couple of times.