A portrait of my first wife, K. We were married for 20+ years (1979-2000). She had her moments of being bummed about things and I was visualizing one of those little moments in this drawing.
This was in my very small sketchbook I carried with me at the time. 2″ x 3″ Probably I started to draw this woman and she moved after I had just done her profile. So instead of figuring out the back of her head I just made her into a giant sculpture in a parking lot watching a rocket take off. Made sense at the time!
I met the woman at church and drew her from behind. I heard her talking about marital issues and I imagined an actual block between her and her husband.
I almost never cross hatch using color so this was an interesting exercise for me. I was especially fun because I was trying to work in the water covering part of her.
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