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We had a really good model at today’s life drawing workshop. I did a couple of profile portraits of her. I felt good about the drawings but not too much about the likeness. Most times I can get a good likeness of a person but capturing the essence and personality that gives the portrait drawing a sense of presence of that person sometimes eludes me.

Maybe for this model I didn’t get her eyes done right.

That’s what I need to concentrate on at the next workshop. Not that I didn’t try today. I know I was fussing about it a bit but that’s why I attend these life drawing workshops. All these drawing sessions surely must help improve my craft.

Charcoal on toned paper with white highlights – 20 minute pose.

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