Last Friday I visited the local retirement village to spend time with some of the residence. I took my pastel pencils, canson drawing paper, and had a really lovely time .
This lady to our left is Melva. She was so happy to have her portrait drawn, she even slipped away before hand to put some lippy on :)
Using a soft grey Canson paper, indian red pastel pencil for the darks and a white for highlights.
Joycie was all comfy near the warmth of the window reading her book, her face moving from left to right with each page she read.
Mary is such a sweet lady with warm eyes and a big smile. As I started to draw her she told me she was very tired and might not be able to stay away. "That's fine" I told her as I had a smile to myself at how gorgeous these ladies are.
I love this drawing of Mary, it captures so much character , a beautiful lady...