I have to say - I am usually very big on avoiding the face (I have sticky notes in my drawing box if I spend too much time drawing the face - I'll actually cover up that area if i work it too much!) but I could not help myself last night - she had beautiful features, and I did this quick 5 minute sketch of her face during our warm-ups.
And I continued to break my no-face rule the rest of the evening! I was working on anther piece of teal mat board, this time using light and dark blue to start the drawing and slowly adding in black and white as we neared the end of the pose.
Although this is pretty close to how the light was falling across her nose, it doesn't feel quite right yet - maybe a little more work on the high light and it'll be better.
And of COURSE I had to break out my nupastels and a small piece of colorfix paper and get a little crazy! This small abstract portrait of the model was the last 25 minutes of the pose, and I just tried to have a little fun and create some interesting color combinations!
The model was kind enough (and very patient!) as I snapped a few portrait shots of her...I really want to do a painting of her...I'll post it as soon as I get to work!