thanks for the kind comments- my friend was a model, but had not done life-modelling, when I first met her. We became friends over the time of painting her portrait, for her husband. She models for two drawing groups, now.
thanks to you as well. I have worked in black/white for a long time, and do so now for the warm-up 2mins. Now I am addicted to colour and want to challenge myself with the play of light across the model.
you're right- the colour is a challenge- but that's the whole point, to do the hardest thing. When it pays off, it's the best feeling.
I want to do both! I work quickly to establish accuracy, but I also want to express the mood of the pose, the warm and cool light. I have varying success, but I always challenge myself.
high praise indeed from you! I have seen your work and you achieve lovely results in a short time. I admire that you post your drawings even when you are not 100% happy with them!