Charcoal Study of Angela (Conte 1710B charcoal on newsprint, 12x16").
Before commencing on larger paintings, I like to do studies of the reference to get a feel for it. I did a photoshoot of Angela a while ago and thought this particular pose would make for a good painting. I don't have any particular recipe guiding which medium I'll use for a study. It's simply based on whimsy, and for this, I decided to do a charcoal study.