Drawing assignment - study an artist and make a drawing in their style.
I picked Willem de Kooning (I love his sculptures) who sometimes drew with his eyes closed. That sounded interesting to me and worth a try. The truth is my eyes kept sneeking open I could not keep them shut, I needed a blind fold. De Kooning also drew lots of women. His portrayal of these women was not particularly attractive. Let's just call them Bert athletic. Below is my first attempt of a de Kooningish sketch with my eyes mostly (but not totally) closed. I did several but this is my favorite of the charcoal and ink drawings.
I understand that de Kooning drew over old drawings or paintings many times before he finished.
The he following two photos inspired the additions to my #3 de Kooning ish drawing.
What about me? I am here trying too.
FYI- Serena is my tennis hero And I would never want to disrespect her. That said you do have to love the spirit and the fight of Vinci.