This is the last figure drawing of the evening, and I was ready to have some fun! This is a 14" x 18" piece of purple pastel paper. I started with some mint, lilac and mustard pastels to block in her form and then used a variety of deep reds and blues to define a few elements such as her hands and feet.
Our model is blessed with the loveliest chest, but I find that it can be almost cartoonish to draw two perfect breasts with two perfect shadows...there's something about the repetion of the two forms that seems awkward. So I really pushed myself to make the left breast different from the right, by changing color and emphasis on the shadows.