Unfortunately not in the way I had hoped. This was slated to be a four week pose but we had a model scheduling issue the first week so we ended up changing the pose and beginning fresh in the second week. Here is my current drawing at the end of week two. For perspective I have to acknowledge that this is my best drawing and at no other time could I have brought a drawing this far in two weeks. I have one more week. Hopefully I can reach the torso, face and if I’m lucky, the arm. If I keep my cool and go slow while keeping the charcoal application controlled, the drawing will still be frameable for our end of year wall hanging.
In other news, the cast of Caesar still battles me boldly but I can see the glimmer of relent in his cold marble eyes!