Showing the last picture of the child walking through the woods reminded me of this drawing I did of a snowman. Again, as with that drawing there are strong contrasts between light and dark but this time there are no ink splatters or anything else that would make the drawing too messy. Although I reigned myself in a bit I did get carried away for a few minutes and lose the snowman's left arm.
The mid-tones around the base of the snowman were created with fingerprints. It's important to learn how to create as many different marks as you can with all the materials you use because it will broaden your drawing and make your work more interesting.