The Valentine Art Guild sponsored a wonderful workshop with artist Rita Kirkman last weekend. She demonstrated life drawing and working from a grid. It was SO GOOD.
I snapped a photo of this guy who was wandering the exhibits in the same building as the workshop.
I thought he had so much character, especially his eyes. I wanted to try to paint him using the techniques taught by Rita. I believe my painting might be his younger self.
And here's another practice of the techniques, I used derwent charcoals, charcoal pencil, and gesso on this piece.
Thanks to all the members of the Valentine Art Guild who organized the workshop and hosted so beautifully, it was a great time!