Last year I felt my most successful piece of work was my self-portrait. It was the first time I had ever used charcoal and I knew I wanted to experiment with it some more over the summer to see what I could do. So, I worked on a smaller scale compared to my self portrait to begin. I chose to do my drawings of nature, its' beauty and the animals that live in it. I had the incredible experience of helping hundreds of baby sea turtles hatch and find their way into the ocean and decided to capture that memory in one of my drawings. As I worked more with charcoal, I became more comfortable with it and hope I can continue to improve upon my drawing skills in the coming year.