Modest Attitude
16 x 20 inch
200gsm paper
Pastel, Ink
A couple of influences are here. The dark textured background I've used from the old portrait artists from the Renaissance period to bring her forward as much as possible, as I wanted the smallest edge hair to be seen.
I have a copy of that huge book of Leonardo da Vincis' - Leonardo's Notebooks. He gives a recommendation on how to respectively portray Women with angle, limb positions etc as was the culture at the time I suppose. Towards the end he writes 'with a modest attitude'