5 min sketch – pen and w/c graphite
This ample beauty was one of the models at the Bay Area Model’s Guild Marathon in Oakland last weekend. It’s a quarterly event I try to attend whenever possible. The pen goes a little wild when presented with fabulous poses, but only for a matter of minutes, and you never really know when those 2 or 5 or 10 or 20 minutes will suddenly be over! So you just start sketching like mad and hope for the best! The graphite comes in a cake like watercolor and you activate it with your brush. I love the silvery sheen (which is lost in the picture here)
Working on hot pressed and Bristol surfaces all my brush strokes showed. Something about the graphite contributed greatly to the sense of weightiness of the image.
No apologies for weight here! This model was the epitome of voluptuousness, not exactly flaunting it, but wearing it with queenly self assurance. Ample beauty of the sort a figurative artist celebrates!