This drawing is set to become a painting (oil on canvas or panel). I don't always do this, but the painting usually goes a little quicker when I have a plan of sorts. Plus, I just love using my vine charcoal - this time, it's Coates brand - to squiggle my dancers into being. (They're always there, of course, but I give them a little nudge.) Drawn on Strathmore Drawing paper, it's about 10 1/2 x 8 1/2". Thanks for looking!
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.