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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


"Roman", detail from a 40 minute pose, carbon pencil, white charcoal and white pastel on  Canson Mi-Teintes paper

I'll be posting two new portraits soon which I've been working on over the last month, but meanwhile, Wednesday evening SVA Alumni drawing sessions have happily resumed after the holiday break, and will continue through mid-April.  Here is my effort to capture Roman.  


  1. I always love these graphite and charcoal portraits where the highlights are lifted with white. It is so effective and you make it look easy Mona!!! :)

  2. Thanks Karen. Our models are lit with one light source which dramatizes the lights and darks, and helps us see the planes of the face and body more clearly.