Even during my busy weeks I attend my life-drawing and portrait groups. They are a peaceful retreat from the everyday hubbub of life. Each week the familiar smells of graphite, pastel and oils greet me and seem to lull me into 'the zone'. When I first arrive at my easel I like to sit still for a little and just take in the sounds around me - the little fan heater, the tinkling of classical music, and my favourite noise of all, the small and large scratchings of friendly people drawing and painting.
Below are some sketches from both the portrait and life-drawing class.