I have talked before about the issue of how to respond to tonal variation in a line drawing. My answer has been to indicate the meet of two contrasting tonal areas with a heavyweight line. But every so often the urge arises to explore tonal variation in a more usual way. I regularly use Derwent tinted charcoal which has amazing properties, which I have described in a past posting. But here I am using my graphite pencils. I seem to love hands and feet, and frequently study the hand drawings of Leonardo, Durer and Oldrich Kulhanek, amongst others. This drawing was a sort of rest relief from responding to a series of 30 minute poses at Extreme Poses, and I just focused on the model' s clasped hands hanging down from her body high up in the ropes.