Drawing from life is definitely the way to go. This and your last sleeping woman are very moving. I hope all was well with her, but I have a feeling, it wasn't. The drawings have a melancholy feel to them. You have such a good hand. I could have used your on hand advice yesterday.
You are right, on both points. Life wins over photo, when I have a choice. And this woman looks like she is in a lot of pain. That was probably more what I brought to the drawing, than what the model brought.Anyone who draws regularly will have days when they are hurting and drawing despite the pain.
Remind me of my mother a little bit. She is in a photo on my blog - way in the beginning.
Thanks, Helen. I'm going to check it out.
I agree, that there is a melancholy feel to this. Very honest.
Thanks, Margaret.Part of the joy is the honesty.