Charcoal and Chalk Pastel Drawing

(Local color only)

Here is yet another charcoal drawing, also using chalk pastels to establish local colors, drawn on 24″ x 36″ newsprint paper for one of my MFA Illustration assignments.

charcoal and chalk pencil drawing by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

The zany girl casually posing for me at the bottom of the steps in her blue high school prom dress while perusing through my drawing sketchbook is my beautiful daughter, Amanda.

Thank you, Amanda, for always posing EXACTLY the way I art directed you to 🙂 for my MFA assignments. ~ love, mom

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson