Coloured pencil on paper. I'm trying to branch out in my CP subjects and do more figures rather than just portraits and still lifes, and I want more practice drawing clothing too. But faces are wickedly hard when working on a small scale like I do(pretty much all my drawings are on 9" by 12" sheets, hence my preference for back views. I do favour romantic scenes. This was my first figure drawing in CP. I was actually more pleased with the ocean than the human subject, but whatever!

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Comment by Kathy Orrell on December 18, 2017 at 4:33pm

This is awesome

Comment by Kathy Prendergast on December 18, 2017 at 8:58pm

Thank you. I have done some figures with faces but so far haven't been very happy with the result. I'm used to doing very detailed work on faces with my portraits so find it frustrating working on such a small scale. They sometimes end up looking cartoonish to me. Although I'm working on a figure with a profile right now and it's not going too badly; one thing I've learned is to keep the pencils extremely sharp!

Comment by Paul Dodd on December 18, 2017 at 10:04pm

 Very nice work 

Comment by Marilyn G on December 18, 2017 at 10:26pm

Both sea and figure are just lovely Kathy,  and there is always a fascination to back views, leaving something to the imagination. 

Comment by Diana Heater on December 18, 2017 at 10:32pm

very nice, the folds in the dress are very nice.

Comment by Jenifer Nadira Knight on December 19, 2017 at 4:20am

The human subject in this painting is gloriously done!  There's a strong, appealing and attractive mood in this painting.

Comment by Pamela Meredith on December 19, 2017 at 9:05am

beautiful c/p figure Kathy

Comment by R L Oliver on December 20, 2017 at 3:47pm

It´s got a good feel to it! Keep it up!

Comment by Dorothy Macready on December 21, 2017 at 5:11pm

Beautiful work.  I particularly like the shading defining her shoulder blades.

Comment by Theresa Savage on December 22, 2017 at 10:04am

Beautiful work Kathy

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