My new Figure Drawing Teacher, Scott Peterson, insists that we don't draw with tiny, precise little pencils in our sketchbooks. But he didn't say anything about colored pencils. And meanwhile, I have been making rather good friends with my markers.
It's sad how rare and exciting it is around here to have the chance to draw someone who isn't white.
I've been trying to challenge myself with the calligraphy markers lately by drawing these sort of straight value-based portraits without sketching anything out first.