A difficult this week. With the exception of week two we have had the same model – Patty – for every session. Tonight it was the return of week two’s flabby man with the Margaret Thatcher nose. Actually as I was drawing the first two ten minute sketches, the comment about Simon’s drawing in that earlier session about how he had strangely drawn Thatcher came to mind – particularly with the nose, my drawings were going that way…



Then a couple of five minute poses. Here it seemed to all go to pot. Am I now taking backward steps…?


Our tutor, Jane, likes these ones, and so I present to you two series of three 2-minute sketches…


And thus we come to tonights longer piece: the male nude reclining. Lots of foreshortening, some tone, and maybe a touch of shading.