Capt. Sensible was rootling deep inside his largely undisturbed drawers earlier when he turned out half a dozen of my old drawing pads.
I thought this lot had been chucked out years ago so I had mixed feelings seeing them again – a lot of unfinished stuff, experimental stuff and blank pages plus some not-so-good and some not-so-bad sketches.
Not sure if I’ve ever posted drawings before but if not, here are a few. I was going through my pen and ink stage and snatching a couple of hours now and then to visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge to do a bit of sketching and some botanical drawing.
I’ve included the life model because I managed to make the poor girl so utterly unappealing and sexless. I was much better with vases of flowers.
It’s a shame I didn’t do her justice and I’m sure a male artist would have seized upon her assets and reproduced them to better effect but she did have too many straight lines, which looked neither soft nor sensuous – just plain chilly!