Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Life Drawing with charcoal pencil

Reading, Hooded Sweater Vest charcoal pencil, copyright 2012

Hands charcoal pencil, copyright 2012

My goal of finishing an oil painting last week was thwarted by a particularly nasty cold virus that killed all motivation.  Life Drawing last night probably would have been skipped as well if my daughter had not agreed to be the model.   My first sketch of her in pastel turned out very rough, but the two charcoal sketches came out pretty well.  The top one doesn't exactly look like her, but I think I am getting better at faces. The pattern in her knit sweater was challenging, but not over thinking it helped.   Perhaps being sick helped me to turn off my brain, but it's not something I'd want to do on a regular basis.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are feeling better and were able to do these lovley drawings.