Charcoal drawings is the oldest of drawing mediums.
Charcoal drawings present simple statements. The Black & White medium disregards pretense. It is a platform to express and understand the human soul without the pompous grandeur or the mundane humdrum. It removes the flare and the flamboyance of color that can be used to distract and mask.
One of my teachers Timothy Chambers always said that, “Charcoal is as close as you can get to painting without painting,” Indeed, it is an amazing medium with a full range of value in for intuitive expression.