Striving for detail, Rudy Cole produces photorealistic charcoal renderings of the world around him. From commissioned portraits, capturing candid moments of friends, family, and neighbors, to hyper-realistic, gritty images of hard life on the streets, it is easy to see the skill and level of focus it takes to craft each work. It is no wonder this medium is the artist's favorite and why Rudy lovingly calls these pieces his "CharColes."