Monday, February 25, 2013

The Participant - original quick portrait sketch from life


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!

4 comments:

Jeff Oxley said...

That is a beautiful capture Connie. She looks so lost in thought.. I really like your treatment of the face and what you did with your fingers. Are the notes for a possible future painting?

Connie said...

Hi Jeff and thank you - yes the notes are to jog my memory of this girl for a painting. Glad you stopped by - I appreciate it!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful quick study, Connie! You captured a lot in your sketch.

Connie said...

Thank you, Diana - I appreciate your stopping by!