The Crayon Art of Gene Rivas
The Making of the Lady in Lavender
Step 1: Draw the layout and most of the detail. In this case, I worked from three photographs. I turned the head, re-drew the blouse, shortened the love seat and simplified the sheet.
Step 2: Working with pencils, waxed pastels and linseed oil, I paint the figure to look at the viewer.
Step 3: Completing the blouse and hands.
Step 4: The long legs and feet.
Step 5: The sheet demands a great amount of time and a great deal of patience.
Step 6: Starting the background prior to blending.
Step 7: Finishing the background and going back for touchups.
Step 7: Working with a professional model for the best pose.
Step 8: Appreciating the artistic talent of the model.