Another one of Degas’ dancer in conte. I am happy with this one especially the face- I had to take a number of selfies to figure out the shape of nose and cheeks with neck at that angle!
The white conte is not as stark as I’d like it to be- it kind of blends with the black to make grey, while Degas’ sketches have very distinct whites- I’m guessing he was using pastels. Something to try out. The background is vine charcoal.