|Nestor, Graphite, 6"x8", graphite, Thirty Minute Drawing #35|
Two thirty minute, morning drawing sessions were taken up with Nestor. He's the first person of color I've attempted in pencil--G314--and it took me a while before I started pouncing with the knead to get the skin tones and recalled from college days that it doesn't matter what color a subject is, the light contrast is light contrast. I also thought perhaps I should start using more than just one pencil grade--but I really don't want to get carried away with these daily drawings that I regard as get acquainted exercises and a soft lead is most satisfying--perhaps because it's close to charcoal?
Nestor is one of many "strangers" I shot while in Mexico, except he wasn't a stranger. He made our days on holiday mue simpatico.
He is a very important person poolside and on the beach at the Ritz Carlton. He is a caretaker who takes excellent care of all the needs of the hotel guests. He saved us when it was windy. He made sure no sun hit any part of Ellis' anatomy. And most importantly, he saved me from having to take the chair in the sun and gave me the best memento of my holiday. He's my kind of guy! Hasta el proximo ano Nestor, mi amigo.
|Ellis and me together by the sea 2014. Life can't get any better than this.|