Toned paper (red rosin I am pretty sure if not something similar). Roughly 18″by24″ maybe a little larger than that.
The idea was to work negative, without the process of filling in the paper and erasing the values. I didn’t do the whole body just from the knees up (though I should have been going head to toe). Super dramatic harsh lighting, the studio lamp was right on her but I think I made her a bit to grumpy! She was looking off into space a bit.