This is from a life drawing session today. I'm trying not to let myself do just a portrait when I come to these sessions. The temptation is strong because I'm working small but I really want to practice the whole figure. I went back to painting oils which was so nice.
|#22, oil on gessoed paper, 10" x 8"|
Below is from last week. I wasn't so crazy about this one but I do like the quality of the pastels in places so I thought I'd go ahead and share it. The other thing that's different about using pastels vs paint for me is that I sit while I draw and stand while I paint. When standing I can easily step back and look with a fresh eye at my progress. Sitting while I work I often wait too long to get up to check for mistakes. That's want happened with #21. I was well into it when I realized the proportions were wrong so I had to stretch her out and that cut off part of her head.
|#21, oil pastel on paper, 9" x 12"|