I think that charcoal is nice to work with in the way that you can move it around and change it easily so in that way it is similar to oils. We had a model named Craig and we also had a female model. I don't often get the chance to have a man sit for me so I chose the man. Rick Casali, our teacher, walked us through the process. We are half way through and he has asked the same models to come back next Monday so that we can finish them. I had just started working on the shading so it will be good to have Craig sit for us again.