Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garnel Life Study

I went to a live model session at the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League studio this morning.  Our model was a lovely young black girl named Garnel.  This is only the second time that I have tried drawing a portrait from life.  Usually I use photographs.  I think it came out pretty good, although there are a few things that I could have done better.  It is charcoal and soft pastel, and measures 12 x 16 on pastel paper.  I worked on it about two and a half hours.


  1. Oh My Goodness, Beth! I came to your blog expecting to see the tulips and look what I found! This is awesome! I love the squiggles in her hair! The skin looks so soft - I am totally impressed! Great job!

  2. She looks beautiful. Wonderful job.

  3. Thanks Rosemary! Actually I surprised myself. :-) This was only my second time attending the live model session. The drawing I did at the first one is not worth posting anywhere. Actually it really belongs in the shredder. So... what are you working on? Still working on the horses?