This is a pencil sketch of a lady in reclined pose. I drew it on my sketchbook using a piece of 2B pencil and an eraser as my tools. This lady was sitting in a relaxed position with some drape covering her hips area. Before making this drawing, I have to observe the contour lines of her figure from head to toes.

To draw accurately, I do observations especially on the proportions of human body and on the detailed lines of his or her hands and feet.

I have made a lot of drawings of human figure for several years now but I feel that I need to do regular practice in order to improve my skill. I can draw life from a model or from people in my surroundings. For this sketch, I did not use a model. I only redrew it from a book entitled: Drawing the Female Figure by Francis Marshall.