For most of my drawings these two days, I used charcoal which I made myself, from some branches from my garden, and barbequeued last summer. The charcoal was a bit hard, and rough, and not very black. The paper was 40 x 60 cm newsprint or 40 x 60 cm. sketching paper. I also made a couple of drawings with pencil or red chalk. Those didn't turn out well, and didn't photograph nicely.