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We had a model at today’s life drawing workshop whose body type looked a little bit Rubenesque. You can imagine Rubens painting her for one of his large canvases. However, none of us had the skill of Rubens but we tried our best to draw her in our own little ways.

I thought I started off pretty well with my sumi ink sketches of her during the 10 2-minute warm-up poses. But my favorite of the day was a portrait of her done in black and white charcoal on toned paper.

Black and white charcoal on toned paper – 20 minute pose.

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Black charcoal on paper – 10 minute pose.

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Sumi ink with chopstick pen and washes – 2 minute poses.