Experimenting with different materials

I don’t really work much with conte crayon other than adding a bit of white to a watercolor. I wanted to give it a try as part of my efforts to do more quick studies. I don’t like the dust, but it made for a pretty cool little sketch from a photo I took in Harper’s Ferry. It was useful as a way to simplify the scene and work loosely considering it’s hard to get much detail from these without really working hard.