I decided to show you the model this time as well. I wanted to do a drawing in graphite pencil and just leave it at that, but you know me, I crave colour, and I just couldn't let her be. So after I drew this lady in a 4B graphite pencil I took out some pan pastels and coloured in the background. I do like the effect. I'm quite pleased with the lady herself, but what you cannot tell is that I have a hard time (always) fitting a model on a page and this time was no different. So her feet are not on there! Sigh....I so struggle with proportions. I will keep trying though!
After this lady was done I had a little time left over so I decided to do a few quicky sketches with a thick brown graphite lead (meant for a mechanical pencil, but I didn't have that on hand, so I just held the lead in my hand and it worked fine. Again I'm adding the models from the magazine so you can see my reference.
I really like the last one. I also liked the feeling of working fast with a very tactile material straight from my hand. It felt very 'direct', hands on. The sketches are pretty big, which was also a nice change from how I usually work. Good practice!
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my continuing effort to get these pretty ladies on paper and as always I wish you a wonderful and artsy weekend!