These are from last Thursday evening in Woodstock. Our scheduled model was Santa...but a few hours before our drawing session, Santa called to say he was sick with food poisoning! So our fabulous miss D came to the rescue, and a wonderful night of drawing was not lost!
This was a 20 minute pose, and I love that she had these black boots on. There's something about one element of clothing or an accessory that makes the model feel more "naked". The combination of the black boots and this pose? It's intense.
The only part I am not totally happy with is the face. I think I spent so much time on the legs and torso that I didn't solve the face enough.
This was the longest pose of the night, and I spent a lot of time moving around and trying to find the best vantage point, and deciding what I wanted to work with. I used a grey pastel board and started with soft grey pastels and pencils, building up to layers of black and white.