First drawing was drawn from life at Dorian's open studio a couple Saturdays ago. The model was the lovely Vassilea who I drew at GCA back in Nov/Dec. I've started toning my paper, Fabriano hot press, with watercolor beforehand and quite like the outcome. There are a number of other drawings in the works with this treatment.
This second drawing was done from reference, see here, on toned Fabriano paper. I really liked the greenish gray tone that I put down and wanted to see how painting the fabric in oils would look. The result turned out quite nice and I'm rather pleased.