Ippy and I prevailed upon our lovely friend Elizabeth to sit for us the other afternoon. What possessed me to draw this exquisitely elegant woman (think Southern Grace Kelly) with a clunky charcoal pencil is beyond moi. The result is a drawing of a generic elegant woman, as Elizabeth said, "She could be my sister," (not sure she HAS one, but you get the point.) Ippy said "you usually really get likenesses, but... "
I spent too long on this one, so had only a few minutes to sketch her with my usual 8b graphite pencil. Here I got a slighty better likeness. Click on her name and you will see that Elizabeth is also a supremely accomplished photographer. She has several books to her credit as well. Check Amazon.com to see. I can't post a link to her on Amazon without giving access to my account. (I'm one of the few of my friends who hasn't produced a book! Sad, isn't it? I'm trying, I'm trying, working on my Paris sketches for publication. If you are a publisher and you are reading this, my answer is yes!)