Nina Simone

Ballpoint pen drawing of Nina Simone
5” x 5”, draw in Canson Cream Drawing sketchbook
with BIC Cristal 1.6 ballpoint pen.
Reference photo of Nina Simone
Reference photo of Nina Simone.

I’m thumbing through and posting the older sketches I’ve done lately so they’re not going to be in true chronological order. This one, from ”Showing Up At The Page”, the video course by France Van Stone, was surprisingly easy. I expected it to be difficult because it just looks complicated to me. But really, as dark and light shapes go, there’s not that many. And one can just simulate the cornrow lights and darks.

I really enjoyed sketching this one and it took less time than I expected too. More exercises to come from the course…