Studio b. presented us with the challenge of a pregnant model again this week. She is due to deliver in 6½ weeks.
I usually bring a drawing board full of 18 x 24 papers and my big artbox with all my media, but this week all I had was a small sketchbook plus a few scraps of good drawing paper to draw on, and a small box of water-soluble pens and pencils. I have included a few of my drawings here.
The first sketches are 1-minute warm-ups, followed by a few 5- and 10-minute drawings, and then some that were 25-minutes. Out of all of them, I think the first one is my favorite, just a gesture of a few lines to show the essence of the pose and her composure.
Most of my images are available for purchase. Contact me if you are interested. — Joan Vienot