Practice definitely does make better. Remember the charcoal drawings I did? Well, the same day I was getting the charcoal paper and drawing board I picked up a pack of Conté crayons. Slightly more compressed than the charcoal sticks, I think. Not really sure what the difference is other than they are slightly smaller.
Anywho, I had really liked the conté drawings in my art class, and decided to give it a go with a picture off my phone:
Still slightly wonky, but recognizable as a person at least. Cute, right?