vine charcoal on sanded illustration board, 11x14
This is my entry for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge. I decided to try this in vine charcoal on sanded board, and after too much rubbing out, my fingers were bleeding. I started drawing the head, thinking I had lots of space to fit the figure, and lo and behold, had no space for her beautiful feet. I used to tell students: block in, adjust, re-measure, fit the whole figure in. In my rush to finish the assignment, I didn't do it! Please visit the DSDF site to see the beautiful entries from dozens of talented artists, and to see Diana's companion's feet.
On another note, a special shout-out and thank you to R. Garriott, an amazing artist, and one of the truly good folks in the world. If you want a visual treat, visit R.'s painting blog. Need some digital photo editing tips? Check out R.'s Photoshop Tips for Artists. Best explanation of "lossy" versus "non-lossy" formats I've heard. Thanks, R!