I don't quite know why or how I got so far away from sketching . . . anything . . .
The other day I was watching reading through Misty Mawn's book Unfurling (amazing book, a must read!! )and felt inspired to sketch a face. It was so long since I had sketched that I feared I couldn't do it. I used charcoal and white pastel which is new for me. Typically my sketches were only graphite. I used the eraser to pull out the light areas. I found this way a bit trickier, adding the light with the pastel. Despite the fact it blended like a dream with the charcoal I found myself annoyed with the dust. And then there were too many layers to erase. Don't worry, there is a happy ending to this rant!
The moment I began writing the word love all over her I finally fell in love with the sketch . . .
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