I bought a pad of the Sennelier Pastel La Carte paper, 9" x 12", and it's just the right size for quick colorful studies of the female model. Three from our model a couple weeks ago...
I abstracted the figure slightly, emphasizing the light and shadow through bold strokes of color.
And last Wednesday we had another wonderful pose that I wanted to capture quickly from both front and back.
The paper I chose in this case dictated what direction I took the drawing - the dramatic black inspired me to grab bold neon colors that added energy and dynamism to the pose. The soft mint compelled me to take a more feminine and delicate approach that emphasized her beautiful, subtle curves.