I sketched this in Philadelphia. A homeless man who could be a model in a Renaissance painting. I stopped drawing when I reached what I thought was just enough. It is drawn with charcoal and Conte pencil on 14x11 inch parchment paper.
"Alena". 20x16. Charcoal and Conte on Canson Mi-tientes Paper. This was drawn from life in Philadelphia. It was a 3 hour pose but I accomplished my goal in less time. (About 2 hours.) Knowing when to stop is important to me.
These were sketched while I was waiting for the train in Philadelphia. They noticed me starting the drawing and actually sat still when I was sketching them. I wish that I had my digital camera with me to compare the sketch to their photo likeness.
I will be sketching randomly at Rittenhouse Square and at Penn's Landing throughout this summer.