I started doing life drawings in my course recently. Its quite challenging. I had no idea. I tried with charcoal but im not that great with it anyway. I have some nice pictures despite. I may post a few.
totally post some i'd love to see them! i do like charcoal, but haven't felt like getting super messy lately... so i've been using 4B pencils mostly, maybe try 4B? (it's kinda soft like the charcoal you probably use)