I’m tempted to make this look better-proportioned than it is by splitting it in two and passing it off as two drawings. I got lost in the detail, as I do with hands, and didn’t realize until afterwards that I’d drawn her right hand so much larger than the left that they look like they’re from two different people. It’s okay. Good things are happening.
I couldn’t find my pencils as I was leaving for drawing this week, so I only had the box of assorted charcoals the studio has on hand, which doesn’t include any charcoal pencils. I’m sure I could have borrowed one from someone, but I liked the challenge of doing without one. I like this drawing because it gets into more fine detail than I’ve ever created without a pencil.