Beer goes inside body.
This was a fun holiday experiment I can recommend everyone that’s into charcoal drawing to try. Chuck a few pieces of wood into an empty beer or soda can, place it into the fire when you sit around the fireplace an evening in your cabin. If you “only” have a fireplace at home, give it a go. Find your mom’s old cookie tin , put a few sticks into it and chuck it into the fire. Give them 30 to 60 minutes of charring time depending on the thickness of the wood, and try to let them cool down slowly by putting it to the side beside the fire after they are done, and let them cool down slow.
Just remember to take of the bark before charring. Then you will avoid the small pieces of charred bark falling onto your drawing resulting in those small irritating and unwanted marks where you want the papers whiteness to stay absolutely white.
I found it only fitting that I gave these pieces of wood new life in the form of this drawing of an old forrest landscape. This drawing is of course very inspired by the forrests and landscape around Breiset where I am staying while writing this article. Its full of amazing primeval forrest that can spark an abundanca of ideas and inspiration.