I was going to post her later ... after I fixed the snake. It looks fake because, frankly it was. It was a fake rubber snake. So I planned to find a snake on Google images and fix the snake. That was a month ago. Other than the snake issue, I like my drawing so what the heck. I'll fix it later.
It's of one of my favorite models Fay and was done right before the summer figure drawing break. It was a long pose, which I love (time to get into detail, even in the fabric!) At the last minute Fay grabbed an apple from the still life basket of fruit we use for day classes at the studio. It felt very Renaissance to do something "biblical" (Thus, of course, feeding into my currant post-Italy trip obsession!)
We may have gotten carried away with the snake but it was just too fun to pass up.
Fay as "Eve" 2010 Charcoal and pastel on Fabriano paper
The possibilities for joy are limitless
if we can do what feels good to us-
in work, in life, in love in play.
Learn to become comfortable with joy.
You have the power to create joy
by choosing what feels good to you.
The time for joy isn't later.
The time for joy is now.
Journey to the Heart