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.