'Khasi Beauty'- 9 by 12 Charcoal on paper

'Khasi' is a powerful matriarchal tribe of Meghalaya, India. They have a rich history of safeguarding ancient wisdom, it amused me to the core. This beautiful Khasi lady instantly became my muse. Please do share your feedback. Thanks for stopping by 



  • The necklace, arm band and hat is fascinating in this portrait. The hat looks a bit flat instead of cylindrical.  I like her expression.
  • You can pay a little attention to the eyes. The outline of the eyes can be made less contrasting. Pay attention to the eyeball . You can add clarity to its shape with shadows. You can also put more shadow on the eyeball, which the model has on the left (shadow side). That part of the face is more shaded and by working on the shadow , you will be able to achieve greater depth and sensuality.
  • I really like your drawing a lot.  Besides what GTO and Kit pointed out, I'm not sure about the flowers at the top of the drawing.  Is that part of her hat?  Maybe ground them somehow to the hat and wondering if the angle of the flowers is correct?
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