Drawing: Brazen look

A study done looking at posture and facial expression.

In this graphite and charcoal drawing, I was aiming for an open, challenging look, tempered by the coy shoulder.

I went pretty soft on the graphite and ended up taking twice as long on this as it should have, as I ended up re-working the face a bit to really get what I wanted, but in the end it landed pretty solid. I love hand-work, especially doing nudes like this, but I am always trying to ctrl-Z my way out of something.  The eraser just isn’t the same, but then again, there is nothing like the feel of charcoal on paper.

Image of charcoal and graphite drawing, Female with Brazen Look, by Jameson Bennett

Image of charcoal and graphite drawing, Female with Brazen Look, by Jameson Bennett