I used an entirely different technique and medium here from usual. My goal was to use what I learned this week from a new portrait instructor.

This is Carmen, her figure begun by using a hashed (diffuse) outline, then interior lines also hashed, in soft graphite pencil, on high-grade drawing paper, 18 X 24″ in size.

After 90 minutes of modeling, this was my result. And it was all I was able to do this afternoon!

We do get another opportunity to do more on it in seven days. But I haven’t decided yet whether to use that opportunity or not.