Recent dark sepia (top two) and charcoal drawings of friends. I bought the dark sepia conte in Florence Italy in 2005. I was just a tourist, but stumbled upon an art supply store and compulsively bought a conte set which included the dark sepia. But I was not patient enough to get used to these unfamiliar mediums and I didn’t use them until recently. I am glad they don’t go bad. I think I have more patience and understanding in drawing than 10 years ago.