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It was my first time at a local group in suburban Houston and I was a bit surprised when this East Indian woman arrived and sat for us draped (which is the term for any clothing worn by the model). I had been out of fashion illustration for quite some time, and it was a pleasure to revisit rendering different fabrics, their weight and undulations, and their contrast and texture against skin. Prismacolor pencil on colored rag paper. 2.5-hour, live pose.
This is the drawing that wins the least-likely-to-offend prize. With her back turned there are no nipples, no pubic hair, no genitals, nor secondary sexual characteristics. There is also a non-portrait aspect, no face to relate to, or not. However, this is not a bland piece. Her youth and casual nudity speak volumes. Prismacolor pencil on colored rag paper. 2.5-hour, live pose.