soft and hard pastels on Ingres paper cropped 2007
conté on beige printing paper 20"x26" 1990
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Resting for the model may not be particularly restful, anymore than it is necessarily restful for the person who is doing the drawing.
But there is definitely a state between waking and sleeping that takes a resting position. Yet, it may be just a useful conceit to establish the illusion of rest that may be in fact, a complete lie - After a short time the model may have been excruciatingly uncomfortable in maintaing a pose simply to satisfy the whim of the capricious drawer.