Dead or Asleep
More often than not the male models when they pose flat on the stage end up looking dead in my sketches. It is as if I murdered them to achieve the affect. The female models, left to my hand, are more likely to be perceived as eventually waking up. Maybe yesterday if “P” had used a pillow or two for his pose, he might have lived?
The second sketch of “D” from earlier in the week (like the others of her I have recently posted in similar poses), show what a few pillows under a blanket can achieve. The added effort to keep her comfortable assures she will probably wake after finishing the sketch.
Both: 12”x 9” fountain pen and chalk on toned grey paper.