This young woman was a participant in a life drawing group I attended recently and I did this little sketch while the model was getting into the next pose. My subject would have made a fantastic model! She had a beautiful face that reminded me of a Renaissance painting and it would have been great to sketch her when she turned her head my way, but she seldom did, so I have to rely on memory. That's one of the things I love about life drawing groups, it's always so relaxed, and between poses, there are people sketching the other attendees, the room, the easels, you name it! It's a life drawer's fantasy. I drew her with vine charcoal on 12 x 9" Strathmore drawing paper. Thanks for stopping by!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.