A couple nights ago a friend of mine posed for this beautiful drawing. She has wanted to pose nude for a while, and finally said "I'm ready!" She has, I might add, a perfect posterior so we had to hi-light it in the drawing! She is also a bright and colorful personality...so of course the drawing had to be, also!
The next day she sent me an e-mail saying "I had SO much fun! I'm officially addicted!" And echoed my belief that EVERY woman should pose nude for a drawing...at least once!
Last night our drawing group also had a lovely model, who brought with her a photo of a pose idea that inspired her to take this classic back pose.
I loved the white flower against her dark ponytail. It really added a special element to the drawing. The lighting was perfect! This is black and white charcoal on grey mat board.
And then, back in my studio, I am continuing to make progress on the pastel portrait of the grandpa walking with his two granddaughters. I am trying to finish the background before putting the final touches on the figures, so I know how bright and colorful I need to make their clothing and hair.
Maybe, someday, someone will let me draw their face :)