Carbon pencil on Strathmore drawing 180gsm, 14" x 10".
next up is april, a local woman and proud mother, who had a positive experience modeling for a friend and wanted to do more.
for some reason i had a lot of difficulty drawing her hands, which appears in the drawing as the stray preliminary outlines. these kept shifting around on me. perhaps her presence distracted me.
i always ask models to arrive with their hair up, if they wear it both up and down, so they don't have to arrange it in the studio. april comes out of germanic stock and has an impressive nose with many facets. the portrait is not quite good but captures the serenity and positive center of her spirit.