"Leann and Leslyn" - charcoal on print paper
I have had this photo, ever since it was posted on my friend Leann's blog. I loved the crispness and the light on their faces in the black and white photo. You can see the original here. Wanting to get to it today, I picked up my sketchboard, which had lots of padding that I put on it when I am using pastel paper. This piece of paper was on top, I think I bought it to use with woodblocks and rubberblocks to print on. It was an interesting surface. I like how it turned out. Leann's arm is around Leslyn in the photo, however, I didn't want to do that part because the whole drawing came out too close to the edge of the paper to include it. P.S. I realize I gave Leann a little more lift in her hair on top after looking at this more closely.