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.