We had life drawing yesterday, and I was hopeless. I’m trying out some new Derwent sketching pencils,which when water is added make a really nice wash. They were recommended by recommended by Martin, as a way to get me over my problem doing figures in wash. I think it’s going to take more than that (sigh…) I find it extremely difficult to achieve any kind of subtlety quickly, especially in faces, which is a shame because our model yesterday has a very beautiful face. Yesterday we reduced the pose time to 30 seconds for a while – it got me into such a state that I couldn’t draw at all after that. This is the only one that I could really show anyone, and I’m not thrilled with it…I’m going to try to practice this week – next week we have the same model and I hope to show you something better!