Rosa Parks

Called the mother of the civil rights movement Rosa Parks gave most of her life in service to a cause greater than herself.

I picked this photograph of her to draw from because it depicted her courage and bravery while at the same time showing her compassion.

Thank you Rosa Parks for being a hero to us all.

Total time: 14 hours



  • Work: 1759
  • Size: 14" x 17"
  • Medium: Graphite on Paper
  • Sessions: 8
  • Start date: 2/4/2021
  • End date: 2/11/2021


Daily Art #2939

I’ve finished the Rosa Parks drawing after working her dress and more form in her head.

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Daily Art #2938

You can call this “pick and shovel” work. Lots of filling in with value but no subtlety.

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Daily Art #2937

The challenge for Rosa Parks dress is trying to instill form into a very dark area with subtle variations.

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Daily Art #2936

The basic values are set for Rosa Parks face which makes the bulk of this drawing done.

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Daily Art #2935

Another deeply focused morning while drawing Rosa Parks.

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Daily Art #2934

I was able to progress very fast on Rosa Parks this morning.

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Daily Art #2933

An easy day of art. An easy day overall!

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Daily Art #2932

I wasn’t able to commit a lot of time on the start of my Rosa Parks drawing today but I made progress.

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