After I started this one of my granddaughter, I left the room and came back to her drawing on the portrait! When she saw me she dropped the charcoal pencil and hid under a blanket on the couch. Her reaction was interesting, because she had never done this before, it's like she instinctively knew it wasn't OK . I was surprised, but wasn't too upset because it was at the beginning of the portrait. I decided to keep her lines in. I like them. She said she was helping, by drawing in the bench she was standing on.
It's tough to take a picture of a black and white drawing without that blueish color of the white paper--The best lighting I've found is outside, just before the sun rises in the morning. I took this just after the sun set, but no, that light is not the same. I hang my show today. Yesterday, besides drawing this portrait, I framed five figure studies. I've really left things up to the last minute. Time, time is the thing...
Also--check it out, I made her feet just a bit bigger than they should be--she looks a little like a hobbit!
Charcoal on bristol paper, 19"x 24"