Ever notice how everything you draw and paint comes together some days? And on other days, you just never get your act together? It took a day like the latter for me to really think about how amazing models are and how much they bring to a session. When a model is really present, even a really bad day doesn’t look too bad on paper. Something was not-quite right with almost everything I sketched that day, but my sketches did capture how much the model put into her work. From the really active 1-minute poses.
To the quieter 5 minute ones.
To the long pose in repose: which I worked on as a set of little studies: charcoal, then dry pastel and finally the same pastel on wet paper.