One of the things on my what-I'm-going-to-do-after-my-Masters list was to work with charcoal. For some reason I felt like this meant a huge time-suck, and I wasn't even sure I had charcoal, a chamois, the right erasers, etc. (i.e., bullshit excuses), so I finally purchased some charcoal, a chamois, the right erasers, etc. (no bullshit excuses), and put them to the page today. It didn't take that long.
Then I ended with the more-than-familiar pens.