When it happens that I don't paint I try to do a Sargent sketch for my Sargent project. It's really satisfying... drawing is just as wonderful as painting! What I have learned from doing these copies (so far) is that successful drawing absolutely shares things with successful painting. Sargent always linked the big shapes together and blocked in large areas of dark.....and Sargent did lots of copies too. This is a copy of his copy of a Velázquez.
Drawing: Celeste Bergin, 'Officer' (Sargent after Velázquez), charcoal in 6x9 toned paper sketchbook