Sunday, June 08, 2014

Charcoal Sketch of a Seated Model - original figurative charcoal drawing

I was very fortunate to have some wonderful company for the past week or so and they just happened to be terrific models, so I have lots of drawings from which to make paintings.  Maybe my enthusiasm for the drawings will carry over into making the paintings.  For me, drawings are so immediate and don't even require me to think - just react to the model.  It's absolute heaven!  I did one painting from life, last week, that turned out really well, but the other one was a failure.  Except for the nose.  The nose was pretty good, so I wiped off everything but the nose.  This drawing was done with really soft vine charcoal on cream Strathmore drawing paper and is about 10 x 8".  Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 comments:

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful drawing, Connie...so much feeling in this amazing piece.

Anthony Duce said...

It is fun with a willing model. I like the sketch.

n warner said...

Lots of good detail...I like it!

Connie said...

Thank you, Nina!

Connie said...

Thank you - it was fun!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - and thanks so much!