Drawing of the Venus de Milo (in progress) 18 x 24 inches charcoal on paper
(I already posted this photo but I thought it would be nice to see it near the updated drawing)
I spent a long time today refining the contour before I started shading, but I forgot to take a photo at that point.
It helps to have worked out the contour before the modeling. Even so, I am having a really hard time with the face. I've made her looks like she is glaring at something intensely, so I'll have to work on that.