Drawing: Arms behind back

This study is one of several, working on some expressions and gestures.

Very subtle differences in how the charcoal is applied along the lips and eyes can make a staggering difference in the perceived expression. Very small tweaks to the top of the lip and gap between, along with the steadiness of the eyes creates a challenging, almost dominant feel.  The hands clasped behind add the restraint to balance this out.

Image of charcoal and graphite Drawing, Female with arms behind back, by Jameson Bennett

Image of charcoal and graphite Drawing, Female with arms behind back, by Jameson Bennett