This is from a photo presented on Wetcanvas for a weekend drawing
event. It is not for sale due to the requirements placed on this photo.
But, having just gone to the Crocker Museum in Sacramento California
to see an exhibit of the work of Norman Rockwell, this photo from the
1930's was just what I wanted to draw. It was drawn in graphite pencil
and terra cotta prismacolor pencil. I wanted the background to give an
Art Deco feeling so, I added the concentric lines. Then to push the back
-ground back I used a diagonal line to darken it. I have always had an
interest in American Illustration from the early 20th century, the age
before the CAMERA replaced the artist in commercial art. If you
have time, take look at the work of Norman Rockwell. In order to
compose his paintings he worked directly from models. Then later,
he took photographs of the posed models (due to time constraints)
and he worked from these. It is very interesting to see the photos
he worked from and the final paintings that he produced.