Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Dot on Her Forehead

12" x 9" Charcoal Pencil on Paper
Here is a more recent sketch from the weekly drawing session. It was done in the usual amount of time - two or two and a half hours. It's one of my back-to-the-basics studies. Of course I enjoy color, and that's important, but most of my sketches are black and white. Color plays a role in form, but I think the greatest weight of the form is carried by values - that is, light and dark.

Our model that night had spent some time in India and had traditional Indian clothing and jewelry. And of course she had to have that dot on her forehead. It's called a "bindi".

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