Today our model at the Friday Portrait Group was Father Christmas. I had stretched and tinted a sheet of 18" x 24" Reeves BFK printmaking paper yesterday. I tinted it with some burnt sienna-ish acrylic paint - and then, today, before I started, I also gave the tinted paper a coat of charcoal. This way I could work both lighter and darker.
Sometimes things just seem to go smoothly, and today was one of those times.