I am going to admit, recently I do not draw as much as I should. My paintings focus on color and texture, something that drawing doesn’t give me much room to explore. Yet the value in changing media occasionally is priceless. I teach drawing regularly and teaching gives me an opportunity to revisit drawing. Drawing often focuses on value, line, or mark. This is a charcoal drawing I did as a demo for a recent class. I had fun using the weight and direction of the mark to describe different materials and depths. It is important to remember that art making is about the journey, not the destination. The lessons learned from any and every drawing will ultimately effect the next artwork.