Frank Auerbach has always been one of my favorite painters. I was happy to read that he too has a small studio and has been there since the 1950s. Michael Newman suggested I look at his work, namely the landscapes. I was pleasantly surprised by these black and white paintings and sketches. As for my own work, at present I am working on filling up two sketch books with obsessive drawings done with black and gray markers. I miss using charcoal, but don't miss the charcoal dust going up my nose and into my lungs! For now, I'm sticking with materials that don't smear.
This drawing is done on layers of paper. I'm not quite sure I understand how he did it. This is something I'll have to research.