This model is great. She radiates happiness.
This work was created on the floor while the model was on the table, seated on a donkey (a stool for drawing) The mirror reflects the pose. I was careful with the colours, only using a skin lie tone at the last, mainly on the background to bring it forward. The head was a stretch to get to for my arm. Below is a close up. It’s fun to see how things work when cropped. 90 mins.
The first drawing, painted in the break. It reminds me of Henri Gaudier Brezska. 10 mins.
Oil pastels are quick and bright. I have run out of all the subtle colours.