“I relish the subtlety of this way of working”
I think the pencil is my favourite medium. It is such a luxury to sit down with only a piece of graphite between you and your idea.
There are no complications of techniques or crucial timings as in etching, just your thoughts, the pencil and a sheet of paper.
For years, before I took up etching, I did mostly drawings relishing the subtlety of this way of working.
These drawings are finished, detailed pieces of work, not just sketches.