Here is a small selection of some recent charcoal drawings and sketches. I love this medium as it's wonderful for faster and monotone work yet it has a great intensity.
Of course it can also be used in combination with other mediums. Great for drawing kids.
Here are some charcoal sketches
of a young playful boy.

Graphite Pencil

Similar to coloured pencils,
graphite pencils are wonderful
for finer detail and a lovely monotone quality.
View my Eva Mendes portrait (YouTube), my drawing
"Watching Tom & Jerry"
of three boys absorbed in
watching their favourite
TV programme, young Alex
(also on YouTube) and "Whistling".