Prepared to compete,
to endure the abuse,
“J” conveyed a definite statement in this pose, probably better expressed without the attempt of words.
She questioned why I sketched her as her, rather than a guy, followed by a slightly sarcastic smile.
The pose was long enough for the two sketches here to evolve.
1st: 24”x 18” ebony graphite and chalk on craft paper
2nd: 9”x 12” ink and chalk on toned paper