At the end of the Fall semester, I started this drawing. It's another graphite drawing, on 38"x50" paper. I quickly got a bit caught up with other work that caused me to stop working on it for a while. Also, I was very unhappy with the hair I originally drew. The hair was perfectly straight as in the original photo, but I decided to improvise something different.
When drawing from life, it is important to draw what you see, not what you know. With photos it is often the opposite; draw what you know instead of what you see.
I am eager to get this one done by this weekend so I can use this board for a new drawing. I'm trying to take a more expressive direction with my drawings now, and this one isn't quite expressive enough.
The model's name is Emma Simpson, a model from Bethesda, Maryland, who was 16 at the time of the photo.