Did she somehow catch the thoughts of the admirer behind her? Did someone say something that caught her attention? Either way, I caught her in a quick look back over her shoulder. Of course, this whole scene is in my imagination. I drew this from a picture of a model very accurately posing for her professional photographer. I think it was the way her hair was tied back that gave me the feeling she’d be a good model for an expressionist drawing.
I’m applying the coloured charcoal a little differently now. I feel that I’m blending it in my mind’s eye before actually doing the blending. The choice of a dual (white-black) outline was a risk that I feel paid off. I’m still working against my gut with the clothes, but only in that the sources of inspiration tends to be wearing more colours and I’m right now only playing with basic skin tones, black, and white.
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