I did this underpainting in 2010 in a figure drawing/painting class at Fleisher Art Memorial with Paul Dusold. I took this picture with my iPhone so it’s a bit blurry. Although it’s challenging, I enjoy working from live models. There’s something about interacting with a living and breathing subject that still life can’t compete with, although still life doesn’t move, which is nice.

Another underpainting I did on my own, working from a photo for reference but essentially a made up figure I did to practice the technique.

I consider these two paintings done and don’t plan to add color. I enjoy these monocromatic studies and may do more. It would be interesting to try a real deal┬ábrunaille.