There is something to be said about the texture of skin as it ages. This lady was incredibly fun to draw. I tried to capture the smoothness as well as the thinness of her skin.
19 x 24 Charcoal on Bristol
CU of the face
Here is another study of the lady. Once again I was fascinated with her skin, and the textures on her coat and shirt. There was some sort of fabric with flowers on it, I decided to leave the print pattern but remove the folds and texture of the fabric. I sort of like the smoothness of the flowers coupled with the roughness of her clothes.
19 x 24 Charcoal and Graphite on Bristol
CU of the Jacket Texture
CU of the Shirt Texture
CU of the Face