Vine charcoal, tinted charcoal, and water. I wasn’t planning on using the water, so I used a thinner “charcoal” paper from Strathmore. This meant that I realized it was a bad decision after applying the water with a water brush, and the paper warped in a big way. But I wasn’t too disappointed with the results anyway.
I do love working with charcoal. It’s messy and I have to use fixative when I work with it, but sometimes the mess is part of the fun. It just means I don’t use it as often as I’d like.