|Study of female model, backlit -- colored Conte on gray Ingres/cardboard, 18" x 24"|
I chose an area to draw from where she was backlit, but even then, I tried to just focus on that unique lighting. She had her arm extended to the side in an odd way, and this was a hard pose for her to keep, and for me to foreshorten also, with her body rotated and legs completely obscured beneath a long black skirt, but again, I tried to focus on the interesting backlighting.
I was in dire need of more coffee, and it's been so long that I've done a figure with clothing on, and in Conte dry pastel, it was a very foreign experience. I'm glad I tried to mix it up though. Stretching yourself and challenging yourself is what it's about at these sessions. I almost cheated went for my paints, but I forced myself to just work in dry medium, and suck it up lolololol.