Drawing without copying
With the model on a break, I have the chance to work on the drawing without the distraction of that old trap of copying exactly what’s in front of me. This gives me the chance to rub into the charcoal shapes with my fingers, thumbs and tissue. It’s also the perfect time to work some broad gestural shapes into the background, which adds movement to the figure. One last thing I do before the model returns is to work some Asian influence into the face.