Christmas season is a slow time for sketch groups so, rather than growing rusty, Stephanie and I took the opportunity to set up a nude model in our studio. This particular model is also a student of mine who likes to trade drawing lessons for modeling time, so this six hour sketch session was like a Christmas gift.
I worked on a large sheet of stonehenge paper (50x36") in medium sized soft vine charcoal, while Stephanie worked smaller, but more experimentally, on a half sheet of stonehenge (25x36") in a technique she developed that very day using conte sanguin, black and white powdered pigments applied with alcohol and a stiff brush. I really like the way her drawing turned out and look forward to seeing more attempts.
Ken Goldman Stonehenge 36x50"