Eva Gardner 32" x 40"
I originally created a 20x26 image of Eva with a black background while in Croatia.  It was stolen after landing at the San Diego airport.  I tried to create another, but my heart just wasn't in it.  You may get an idea from this how my images progress in layers.  The very dark areas, like her hair, have six to eight layers of graphite.  Each time a new layer is put down it is rubbed in with a paper stump.  Some of my drawings require more than 200 hours to complete. 

Pencil Drawings by E J Hauser